By OutSyed The Box:The Pakatan Government in Selangor can approve single unit bungalow
developments in just one day (Shah Alam, Kajang etc). They have fully utilized the One Stop Centre approach set up by the old BN Government in Selangor.
In terrible contrast the DBKL takes more than six months to approve a
single unit bungalow project.
Read more ... here.
RNC proposes "international bloggers do". Raja Nong Chik, the Federal Territories Minister, has a vision of making KL a world class city that cares. "No point in having a world class city but the people are not happy. We can't fashion ourselves after Vancouver or Melbourne (because) there's just too great a disparity among KL folk. We have to address the disparity (first)," he told a group of bloggers over dinner tonight.
The Minister's aware of the need to overhaul the KL City Hall to make it more efficient. He got an earful from Syed Akbar Ali, the OutSyed The Box blogger, who spoke of the "little Napoleons" in DBKL and the tricks they are up to. [flashback Syed's open letter to RNC, here].
The minister said he is well aware of the complaints against DBKL. Before becoming the FT Minister in charge of DBKL, he recalled, "I climbed up the DBKL building at least 200 times to convey the needs of the people of Lembah Pantai (constituency).". He believes, however, that he can turn the 12,000 City Hall employees into assets.
We all wished good luck to him on that.
Towards the end of dinner, which was at Restaurant Halia, Sime Darby Convention Centre, KL, RNC offered to work together with Malaysian bloggers to organise an international or regional-level bloggers gathering.
Desiderata, three times chairman of the Bloggers Universe Malaysia forum, was all ears upon the offer being made.
RNC said he sees the value of getting bloggers from around the region, or even the world, to visit Malaysia and spread the word about the country's attractions, especially KL and Putrajaya and even the other FT, Labuan, via their blogs.
The other bloggers at the dinner were P. Kamalanathan of My (Malaysian) Views, A Voice, Eric Woon of I Am A Malaysian, De Minimis, Nuraina A. Samad, and Donplaypuks@.
It turned out that one of the bloggers at the table was a VI schoolmate. Let us now with thankfulness is Donplaypuks@' other blog, "about the halcyon days in victoria station in 1966-1972". Blogger and Minister spent some time catching up with the good old days.
Picture shows RNC with the 40-year old year book.