Friday, January 1, 2010

Resolutions for a better capital city

Source: (By BAVANI M, 1.1.2010)

THE Kuala Lumpur members of parliament are confident that the federal capital’s flaws can be resolved if the authorities concerned have the political will to live up to the basic principles of good governance. For the new year, the city’s MPs tell StarMetro their resolutions for Kuala Lumpur in 2010 and the requirements needed to become a world- class city.

Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng

Kuala Lumpur needs to get a grip on its transport problem now for its residents to enjoy a better quality of life in the future. We need an efficient and integrated transport system to solve the city’s traffic woes and despite the federal government’s efforts, nothing is working. The best solution is for the government to take over the management of all private transport companies and incorporate it under one agency. The current scenario doesn’t work since everyone is profit-driven and the people are on the losing end.

Bukit Bintang MP Fung Kui Lun

My hope for 2010 is that the country’s economy will improve and for KL, I would like to see the city improve in terms of safety and security and would like foreigners to choose KL as their preferred destination.

Setiawangsa MP Datuk Seri Zulhasnan Rafique

Given the precarious world economic situation at present, I would really want our national economy to have a full recovery this year. That is of paramount importance as it is only with a healthy economy that we can have a conducive environment for other things to develop. For this, I hope all wakil rakyat from both sides of the political divide can throw their support behind our prime minister.

Batu MP Tian Chua

The government must improve the living standard of the low-income earners, especially those staying in public housing schemes. In terms of their services, environment and facilities, a lot has to be done to improve their living conditions.

Seputeh MP Teresa Kok

We hope to see more positive developments and good policy changes in Kuala Lumpur. And we (Pakatan MPs) hope to continue to maintain the support of all races in the city and serve the people well.

Kepong MP Dr Tan Seng Giaw

Please cut the grass! In line with KL being a Tropical Garden City, ensure that all parks and vacant land are kept neat and trim. Make some effort to beautify these areas or else it would be open to encroachment.

Cheras MP Tan Kok Wai

The key ingredient to achieving a world-class city is good governance. We want to see more transparency in the administration of Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). The ratepayers are entitled to know how and where their money is going. We hope to see more transparency in the DBKL in 2010. It is after all the very principle and spirit of Local Agenda 21, to encourage public participation and provide feedback to the rakyat.

Lembah Pantai MP Nurul Izzah Anwar

To correct the flaws of the draft Kuala Lumpur Local Plan 2020 in line with a balanced development for KL-ites and truly in sync with being a world-class city. To reduce DBKL’s weaknesses, by paving way for local elections and to eventually push the federal government to fully improve and reform the ailing public transportation.

Wangsa Maju MP Wee Choo Keong

To make Kuala Lumpur an orderly, prosperous and safe city for all and to ensure that DBKL is people-friendly with no interference from pseudo politicians.

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