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MACC Raids Menara DBKL Over Land Sale Probe

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) today raided Kuala Lumpur City Hall headquarters, Menara DBKL, here and seized various documents in connection with the sale of 64 lots of DBKL land worth RM4.28 bilion. A source said the commission had begun its probe on the case since last month, and that the seizure…

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KL City Hall To Scrap 10 Projects Worth RM1 Bln

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KUALA LUMPUR — The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will terminate 10 projects worth RM1 billion, said Mayor Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz. “DBKL has decided to reduce the number of projects, which include roads and parking projects, and will also scrap the sports club projects,” he told reporters after attending a meeting…

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Shorter Operating Hours For DBKL Payment Counters During Ramadan

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KUALA LUMPUR – The operating hours of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) payment counters at DBKL Tower 1 and Tower 2 as well as the drive-in counter at Jalan Raja Laut, will be shortened throughout the Ramadan month. DBKL Corporate Planning Department director, Fadzilah Abd Rashid said the shorter operating hours will be enforced…

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DBKL: Report Construction Sites Operating After 10pm

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KUALA LUMPUR – Members of the public are advised to report to the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) if work at construction sites located near residential areas in the city continues after 10 pm. DBKL senior deputy director of enforcement, Osman Ismail said the department would not compromise with any developers who caused inconvenience to…

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DBKL ‘Datuk Seri’ Gets Jail, Fine For Abuse Of Power

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KUALA LUMPUR – Former Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) executive director (Project Management) Datuk Seri Syed Afendy Ali Syed Abid Ali was today sentenced to eight months in prison and RM80,000 fine by the Sessions Court here after he was found guilty on eight counts of abuse of power in the acquisition of eight condominium…

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RM500,000 For Upgrading Of Kepong FRI Market

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KUALA LUMPUR – Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has allocated RM500,000 for upgrading of facilities and infrastructure at the Kepong FRI Market, which include drainage system, wiring, air circulation and water supply pipes. Federal territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the upgrading work at the market would benefit 74 traders as well…

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DBKL Extends Traffic Compound Discount To June 30

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KUALA LUMPUR – Traffic offenders in the capital city who have yet to settle their outstanding compounds issued by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), have up to June 30 to do so at discounted rates. Mayor Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said the extension was to give the people a chance to…

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DBKL To Re-Audit Bicycle Routes In Capital

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will re-audit the 11km bicycle route in the federal capital within two months to ensure long-term road safety. Kuala Lumpur Mayor Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said among the things that need to be re-coordinated were the bus, pedestrian and bicycle routes which were…

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DBKL Installs 1,500 Units Of CCTV Cameras At PA, PPR Flats To Increase Security

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is in the midst of improving security at its Public Housing (PA) and People Housing Project (PPR) flats by installing 1,500 units of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the housing areas involving allocation of RM19.3 million. DBKL Urban Wellbeing and Community Development Department director Wan Mohammad…

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DBKL Removes Bicycle Lane Separators Amid Backlash

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) today removed the rubber bicycle lane separators in the city centre as it has been claimed to endanger motorcyclists. DBKL project management executive director Datuk Mahadi Che Ngah said DBKL was mulling over installing a more ‘flexible’ barrier along the 11.9km bicycle route. However, he said…

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DBKL Extends Traffic Compound Discount To June

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KUALA LUMPUR – In conjunction with Federal Territory Day, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will be extending discounts on compounds of traffic offenders in the federal capital to June. Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz said the discount was earlier offered from Dec 15 to Feb 28. “The discount of RM20…

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RM80 Mln DBKL Complex To Be Built In Bandar Tun Razak

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KUALA LUMPUR – A new complex of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Enforcement Department, costing about RM80 million, will be built in Bandar Tun Razak, here, soon. Kuala Lumpur mayor Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said the 15-storey complex, to be equipped with the latest technology, was scheduled to be completed by…

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DBKL Pulls The Plug On Beer Festival

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PETALING JAYA – The Better Beer Festival, which has been held five years in a row, has been officially cancelled this year. Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) confirmed it has rejected the organisers’ application to hold the event, which would have been Malaysia’s largest craft beer festival. In a statement on Monday, DBKL corporate communications…

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Kampung Melayu FRIM Residents Await DBKL’s Further Action

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KUALA LUMPUR – The contractor involved in constructing Jalan 3/1 and 6/1 at Kampung Melayu Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), Kepong here has been directed for the third time by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to cease all activities including earthwork. A warning notice issued by DBKL’s enforcement department effective July 3 had been posted at the entrance to the project…

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New Tactics Used To Rent Out Leased DBKL Bazar Lots

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KUALA LUMPUR – The issue of people renting out bazaar lots allotted to them is not something new in the city. It has been a thorn for Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL). DBKL undertook various initiatives to tackle it, starting with issuing a compound fine of RM1,000 to those found guilty of renting stalls to…

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Contractors To Clean Up Before Continuing Road Filling Work

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has instructed the road building contractor for Jalan 3/1 and 6/1 in Kampung Melayu, Forestry Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM) Kepong, here to cease road-filling work. The directive arose following concern over the the rubbish heaped at the project site that could affect the quality of…

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DBKL Implements Motorcycle Priority Zones At Traffic Lights

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KUALA LUMPUR – Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has implemented new traffic initiatives in the city by creating motorcycle priority zones at several traffic lights. The zone that is painted in red and white will be the location marker for motorcyclists’ temporary stop while waiting for the change of traffic lights. Motorcyclists are no longer…

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DBKL To Open Six Food Truck Sites This Year

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KUALA LUMPUR – Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will open six food truck sites in the capital city this year. Ministry of Federal Territories deputy secretary-general, Datuk Rosida Jaafar said the areas include near Tabung Haji building and Masjid Jamek, here. “Food truck will become a streetscape as the street hawkers are transformed into food…

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KLFA Should Allow DBKL To Play In FAM Cup

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PUTRAJAYA – The Kuala Lumpur Football Association (KLFA) has been urged to consider the City Hall (DBKL) team’s participation in the FAM Cup competition next season. Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor who is also the KLFA patron said he was not aware of the reason for DBKL to be denied permission…

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DBKL Contributes RM100,000 Yearly To MRC FTKL

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) allocates RM100,000 yearly to the Federal Territory Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) for community activities including natural disaster relief services. Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz said as a voluntary organisation MRC WPKL had no financial resources and depended entirely on donations from…

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City Parking Rates Revised, New Monthly Passes Offered

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PETALING JAYA: The Federal Territories Ministry and the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) have revised the city’s new parking rates and introduced new monthly passes. Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan said the new monthly passes catered to medium to long-term parking users. “DBKL has introduced a system of payment for monthly passes that…

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Anger Over 150% Hike For DBKL Parking Bays

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KUALA LUMPUR: The increased parking charges for bays owned by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) have shocked and angered city folk as the new rates took effect yesterday. A check by StarMetro found that motorists within the Central Business District (CBD) were upset that they had to fork out 150% more to park in the…

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DBKL Did Not Abandon Homeless People By The Roadside – Loga Bala

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KUALA LUMPUR: Federal Territories Deputy Minister Datuk Dr Loga Bala Mohan has denied allegations by a non-governmental organisation that the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) had abandoned homeless people by the roadside in the outskirts of the city. According to Loga Bala, allegations that a group of homeless people were detained by DBKL officers in…

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DBKL To Redevelop Old Flats To Provide Affordable Homes For City Folks

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KUALA LUMPUR – Redeveloping old flats is one of the measures taken by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to provide 50,000 affordable homes in the city. Its mayor, Datuk Mhd Amin Nordin Abdul Aziz said DBKL had so far approved about 25,000 affordable homes. Work is in progress to achieve the target, he told Bernama…

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Four New Executive Director Posts In DBKL’s Restructuring – Tengku Adnan

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KUALA LUMPUR: The restructuring of the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) sees the creation of four new executive director posts as a step towards the organisation’s structural transformation this year. Federal Territories Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan Tengku Mansor said the post of executive director has been upgraded from deputy director-general previously. “The last time…

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RM3 For Each Rat Caught In Kuala Lumpur

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KUALA LUMPUR – Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) plans to raise the reward for the ‘Kempen 1 Tikus 1 Ringgit’ (1 Rat 1 Ringgit Campaign) to RM3 for each rat caught in order to attract public interest to eliminate the rodents in the federal capital. DBKL director of the Environmental Health Department, Dr Hayati Abdullah…

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DBKL Plans Bicycle Lanes Under MRT Tracks

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is proposing to turn land under the Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) tracks into bicycle lanes to encourage more city folks to use bicycles as an alternative mode of transport. KL Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said the proposal was part of efforts to reduce traffic…

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DBKL Clarifies Issue Related To KL Bird Park

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is home to 2,396 birds from 136 species based on an audit in October. According to a statement from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) today, the DBKL had handed over 2,306 birds from 114 species, to the operator of the park in 2001. It drew attention…

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DBKL Mulls Specific Rules For Bicycle Users

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KUALA LUMPUR – Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) will discuss with the police the possibility of establishing specific rules for bicycle users. Kuala Lumpur Mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said they include discipline and the installation of lights on bicycles to avoid accidents. “The safety of the bicycle lanes will also be studied,” he…

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Art Festival Focusing On Discarded Materials Until Nov.2

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KUALA LUMPUR – Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) is organising, for the first time, an art festival focusing on discarded materials via a sculpture and 3D Art Installation exhibition until Nov 2. Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal Talib said most of the sculptures exhibited were based on discarded items such as tins, dry…

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