Legal action has been initiated on behalf of the democratic process to return to the people their right to choose their local leaders, writes P Ramakrishnan.
Tagged: local government
Former Aliran president P Ramakrishnan is joining the Penang state government in a suit against the federal government and the Election Commission to compel them to restore local council elections in Penang, writes Lim...
If the Local Government Act stands in the way of local government elections, then it must go. It is not because we are lawless but because we value democracy, writes Tan Pek Leng.
Before local government can be revived, there should be some kind of campaign finance reform and a regulatory framework on campaigning, says our correspondent.