Sunday, January 30, 2011

Pakatan’s eight steps for a better KL

Attached is the original statement from the FT Pakatan Rakyat MPs

Source: (30/1/2011)

KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Rakyat has outlined eight steps to create a better Kuala Lumpur.

PKR vice-president Nurul Izzah Anwar said lack of maintenance of public infrastructure, high level of income inequality and the rising crime rate had led to a deteriorating quality of life for Kuala Lumpur folk.

Nurul Izzah said that although Pakatan’s manifesto was similar to Barisan Nasional’s Greater KL plan, the difference was in how Pakatan would implement its promises. Pakatan’s proposed measures include an initiative to revive abandoned public housing projects, introduce more business-friendly policies such as a one-stop centre for licensing to attract entrepreneurs and business owners, and forming a committee to work towards creating local government elections in Kuala Lumpur.

DAP’s Segambut MP Lim Lip Eng, who was also present, said he welcomed the Federal Government’s Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) project due to be built from July. “However, I was informed that none of the local councils have received (development) plans or had a formal discussion with the government regarding the construction work, so I don’t think it can take off in July,” he said, urging the Federal Government to work with the local authorities to ensure the project was a success.

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