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Bazaar debacle underscores need for local polls, says Fong

Jasmine Foong  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The controversy over the rental of Ramadan bazaar lots in Kuala Lumpur underscored the need for local government elections to improve accountability, said Bukit Bintang MP Fong Kui Lun.

Speaking to reporters after lodging a report with the MACC today, he said the controversy over the rental of bazaar lots arose from the previous policies on how licenses were issued.

"If DBKL is made to be more transparent and accountable, matters like the (Ramadan bazaar licensing) allegations would have happened," he said.

Fong was caught in the controversy because he had written a letter to Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) in support Bukit Bintang Pribumi Youth leader Mohd Noorhisyam Abd Karim's application for 80 bazaar lots.

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