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Return local government mandate to the people

Voters casting their ballots enthusiastically at Penang Forum 3's experimental local council poll in 2010

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On 9 December 2021, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Reezal Merican said that local government elections would not be revived due to the high cost implications. BFM speaks to PJ City Councillor and local government expert Derek Fernandez on why this stance should be reconsidered.

Produced by: Moh Heng Ying
Presented by: Shazana Mokhtar and Philip See

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v Chan
v Chan
27 Dec 2021 10.51pm

local government through elections will show what an incompetent Federal government Malaysia has that was voted through [questionable] manners, corruption, and on basis of religion/ race. That is why the Federal government will not allow-also the Federal government wont be able to control voting.

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