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Residents taking MPPJ to task

HAVING been flatly denied scrutiny of Petaling Jaya Municipal Council's (MPPJ) detailed accounts, residents of Petaling Jaya have taken their lobbying one step further.


Ratepayers seek intervention

A group of disgruntled residents, unhappy with the refusal of the Petaling Jaya Municipal Council (MPPJ) to allow public scrutiny of its accounts to justify a recent 10% increase in assessment, plans to carry the matter to the higher authorities, including to the Prime Minister.


UK failed to keep tabs on tsunami aid - watchdog

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain failed to keep adequate tabs on more than 50 million pounds ($87.35 million) sent to alleviate the effects of the Asian tsunami, the country's spending watchdog reported on Wednesday.


PM is spot-on, say people

Malaysians are all 'ayes' to the suggestion by Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi that MPs and state assemblymen spot and make immediate reports to the relevant authorities of defects in public buildings and amenities for quick damage control.


Eager beaver, but first things first

Newly appointed Federal Territories Minister Datuk Zulhasnan Rafique does not want to talk about his plans for Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan until he meets the Prime Minister today. Such a calm and cautious person is he.


Plan to audit troubled jobs

The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) plans to call for the immediate audit of 'problematic' projects.


Smooth traffic flow as MRR2 repair works go on

TRAFFIC was smooth in Kepong on the first working day since the closure of the Middle Ring Road 2 viaduct between the Taman Bukit Maluri and Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) interchanges last Saturday.


Shahrir: Use Causeway toll to patch potholes

Toll money collected from the Causeway should be partly channelled towards road maintenance in the city, particularly in patching up potholes.


JB bridge project must go ahead, says Abdullah

Malaysia is going ahead with its plan to build a bridge across its half of the Johor Strait as any delay will incur more cost, said Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.


PAC: Academy must pay back

The National Academy of MotorsportsB/B>should refund the RM47mil disbursed by the Malaysia Totalisator BoardB/B>as theB/B>sum was not used for welfare purposes, said the Public Accounts Committee.