GOVERNMENT

  • MBI Round-up

    MBI Round-up

    MBI Full Board Meeting The monthly Ipoh City Council full-board meeting was held on Friday, July 28 at the designated conference hall. Some of the more pertinent matters discussed...read more

  • MBI Round-up

    MBI Round-up

    Hari Raya Gathering The objective of bringing people of diverse races together was achieved when Ipoh City Council organised a successful hari raya gathering in front of the counc...read more

  • MBI Round-up

    MBI Round-up

    Full-board Meeting The monthly Council full-board meeting was held on Wednesday, June 21 at the designated conference hall. In his welcoming speech, Mayor Dato’ Zamri Man a...read more

  • MBI Round-up

    MBI Round-up

    Grading of Food Premises Ipoh City Council conferred A-grade certificated to 15 eateries in the city. The presentation ceremony, held on Wednesday, May 31 at the council’s ...read more

  • Queen's Counsel Visits Ipoh

    Queen's Counsel Visits Ipoh

    Ipohites, especially those in the legal profession, were in for a treat as the Honourable Michael J. Beloff QC from the Blackstone Barristers Chambers of London, gave an enlighteni...read more

  • MBI Round-up

    MBI Round-up

      MBI Lucky Draw Ariffin Abdullah, 81, won the grand prize, a brand new Proton Saga, at the annual Council’s Assessment Rates Lucky Draw on Tuesday, April 18. For some...read more

  • MBI Round-up

    MBI Round-up

    Car Free Day Ipoh Car Free Day for the month of March was held on Sunday, March 26 in conjunction with Women’s International Day and World Water Day. The Perak State L...read more

  • Live from MBI

    Live From MBI

    After operating informally for almost a year, Radio MBI now has a proper studio for its six budding deejays to operate from. The facility, located on the first floor of the Counci...read more

  • 13th Perak State Legislative Assembly

    13th Perak State Legislative Assembly

    The fifth session of the 13th Perak State Legislative Assembly was graced by Sultan Nazrin Shah and Raja Permaisuri Perak, Tuanku ...read more

  • Lunch with Mayor

    Lunch With Mayor

    During his second luncheon with the media, Mayor Dato' Zamri bin Man touched on the state government’s ongoing efforts to make Ipoh a clean, green and vibrant city. Attended...read more

  • MBI Lucky Draw

    MBI Lucky Draw

    The number of assessment ratepayers who paid their annual dues in full for Year 2017 had increased by 15 per cent compared to the same period last year. Mayor Dato’ Zamri Ma...read more

  • MBI to Start 1 State 1 DCP Champion

    MBI To Start 1 State 1 DCP Champion

    Ipoh City Council (MBI) will be one of the first to start its “1 State Dealing With Construction Permits Champion” (1 ...read more

  • Ipoh City Council Receives SAGA Certificate

    Ipoh City Council Receives SAGA Certificate

    It was a memorable night for Ipoh City Council (MBI) when they received the Standard Accounting System For Government Agencies (SA...read more

  • Curbing Sand Theft

    Curbing Sand Theft

    A sum of RM29.64 million worth of sand royalty was received by the state government through MB Incorporated (MB Inc) from 2014 till October 2016. Dato’ Dr Mah Hang Soon, the...read more

  • Full Board Meeting

    Full Board Meeting

    The latest Ipoh City Council’s full-board meeting was held on Tuesday, October 4 at the main council building. Mayor Dato’ Zamri Man spoke at length about his greening...read more

  • The Wedding Plan

    The Wedding Plan

    This is Part 5 of a continuing 12-part series on financial planning. Adam and Aida have been going out for quite a while now. They are doing pretty well career wise and are contemp...read more

  • Ipoh City Council Round-up

    Ipoh City Council Round-up

      Discount for Traffic Compounds From Tuesday, June 28 till Thursday, June 30, this scribe visited the payment counters of Ipoh City Council to see and interview Ipohites ...read more

  • Ipoh City Council Round-up

    Ipoh City Council Round-up

    Gotong Royong Ipoh City Council Secretary, Mohd Zakuan Zakaria took part in a gotong royong organised by the Council held at Kampung Baru, Buntong on Sunday, May 15. Over a hundr...read more

  • Sustaining Kerian District

    Sustaining Kerian District

    The Perak State Government is considering a plan to augment the water supply in Kerian District. The RM300-million project will involve the routing of water from Perak River to Kur...read more

  • Ipoh City Council Round-up

    Ipoh City Council Round-up

    Excellent Service Awards One hundred and seventy four Ipoh City Council staff each received a wristwatch, a Bank Simpanan Nasional Premium Savings Certificate worth RM1000 and a c...read more

  • Ipoh City Council Round-up

    Ipoh City Council Round-up

    The Ipoh City Council Soccer Kid (MBI SoccerKid) team was first runner-up at the football tournament held in Sekolah Kebangsaan Tronoh on Saturday, March 19.

  • A Heart-warming Ranger Reunion

    A Heart-warming Ranger Reunion

    Over 500 former officers and soldiers of the 4th Battalion Royal Ranger Regiment, along with their family members, attended a reunion at the mess hall of Camp Syed Putra on Saturda...read more

  • Army Day Celebration

    Army Day Celebration

    Tuesday, March 1 marked the 83th Army Day celebration nationwide. Aimed at acknowledging the achievements of the army since its establishment in 1933, Headquarters 2nd Malaysian In...read more

  • Ipoh City Council Round-up

    Ipoh City Council Round-up

      1Serve Counter Ipoh City Council (MBI) as the major local council in Perak, will upgrade its front-line service by introducing a system known as the “1Serve Counter&...read more

  • Reforming MACC

    Reforming MACC

    The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) organised an enlightening public forum entitled, “Catching Monkeys – Fighting Corruption in Malaysia” at ...read more

  • Pengkalan Hulu District Council Wins

    Pengkalan Hulu District Council Wins

    After much hard work and dedication, Pengkalan Hulu Perak District Council won first place in the state level Innovation and Creat...read more

  • Army Honours Its Walking Wounded

    Army Honours Its Walking Wounded

    When Abdul Kadir Deraman, 59, enlisted in the army at a tender age of 18 he never thought he would stop serving King and Country t...read more

  • Brigade's 60th Anniversary

    Brigade's 60th Anniversary

    Established on October 1, 1955, Headquarters 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade located along Jalan Hospital Ipoh celebrated its 60th anniversary with a parade on Tuesday, October 6 at...read more

  • Mayor Executive Talk

    Mayor Executive Talk

    Ipoh City Council held its monthly Executive Talk assembly at the Ipoh Town Hall on Monday, September 14. Over 500 Council staff members were present at the gathering. The morning...read more

  • MBI Full-Board Meeting

    MBI Full-Board Meeting

    Pertinent matters discussed and resolved at the August Ipoh City Council (MBI) Full-Board Meeting held on Friday, August 28: Income and Expenditure Revenue Generation. Of the RM1...read more

  • MBI Full-Board Meeting

    MBI Full-Board Meeting

    Pertinent matters discussed and resolved at the June Ipoh City Council Full-Board Meeting held on Tuesday, June 30: Income and Expenditure Revenue Generation. Of the RM182.3 mill...read more

  • Appeal for Cancellation

    Appeal For Cancellation

    “Ipoh City Council has started billing ratepayers with its revised annual assessment rates before the deadline for filing of objections. The rates should only be approved aft...read more

  • New Mayor Clocks In

    New Mayor Clocks In

    Starting a new job is both exciting and nerve-wracking. Dato’ Zamri bin Man, 48, is prepared as he takes on the job as the 10th mayor of Ipoh from outgoing mayor, Dato’...read more

  • Former Mayor Clocks Out

    Former Mayor Clocks Out

    Dato’ Harun Rawi retired as Ipoh mayor on Tuesday, June 30 after helming Ipoh City Council for one year and six months. He took over the appointment on January 2, 2014 from D...read more

  • Strengthening Bilateral Ties

    Strengthening Bilateral Ties

    A total of 134 Tamil schools in Perak received a set of text and reference books each from the Government of India. The books were given free as a token of understanding between bo...read more

  • Sultan Nazrin Shah Crowned as the 35th Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan

    Sultan Nazrin Shah Crowned As The 35th Sultan Of Perak Darul Ridzuan

    Sultan Nazrin Muizzudin Shah Ibni Almarhum SultanAzlan Muhibbudin Shah Al-Maghfur was enthroned as the 35th Sultan Perak Darul Rid...read more

  • Excellence Awards for Council Staff

    Excellence Awards For Council Staff

    Eighty three former staff of Ipoh City Council received awards during a purpose-made event named, ‘Jasamu Dikenang’ (Y...read more

  • Ipoh City Council Full-Board Meeting

    Ipoh City Council Full-Board Meeting

    Outcome of Ipoh City Council Full-Board Meeting held on Wednesday, April 22. Income and Expenditure Revenue Generation. Of the R...read more

  • Making an Online Complaint

    Making An Online Complaint

    Ipoh City Council has introduced the e-Aduan system from the year 2009 for the convenience of city-dwellers in lodging their complaints. A media briefing on this online system was ...read more

  • A Special Lucky Draw

    A Special Lucky Draw

    The Ipoh City Council organised a special lucky draw at the Council building recently. The objective was to pick winners of the choicest prizes on offer.   Mayor Dato’ ...read more

  • Ipoh City Council Full-Board Meeting

    Ipoh City Council Full-Board Meeting

    Pertinent matters discussed at the February Ipoh City Council Full-Board Meeting which was held on Monday, February 23:   I...read more

  • Centre Records Highest Number of Visitors

    Centre Records Highest Number Of Visitors

    Since it was opened two years ago, Perak\'s Urban Transformation Centre (UTC) has recorded a total of 4.5 million visitors. This w...read more

  • Islam and Public Policy

    Islam And Public Policy

    What is Islam? Does Islam have a place in public life within the context of a constitutional democracy? Is Islam unjust and oppressive? Who has the authority to define what Islam i...read more

  • Developing Good Aquaculture Practices

    Developing Good Aquaculture Practices

    The Perak Department of Fisheries held a luncheon at Kinta Riverfront Hotel Ipoh, to celebrate Hari Raya and to reward staff for t...read more

  • Police Officers Promoted

    Police Officers Promoted

    Four senior police officers were promoted to head the various sections within a newly formed department in the Perak Contingent Headquarters, Ipoh. They received their ranks during...read more

  • Army Organises Road Safety Campaign

    Army Organises Road Safety Campaign

    To reduce the growing number of traffic accidents involving soldiers and military vehicles, Headquarters 2nd Malaysian Infantry Br...read more

  • Conserve Water Says Zambry

    Conserve Water Says Zambry

    The Perak Water Board (LAP) held its meeting on Thursday, July 11 at its headquarters in Ipoh. It was presided by Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Zambry Abd Kadir who is the...read more

  • Assessment Up Efficiency Down

    Assessment Up Efficiency Down

    Once upon a time in Lim Garden, the thrice weekly household garbage collection was very efficient and occasionally if the garbage is not collected on the scheduled day, it was coll...read more

  • General Dzahir Says Adieu

    General Dzahir Says Adieu

    After serving two years and five months as Commander of the Ipoh-based 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade, newly promoted Major-General Dato’ Md Dzahir Abd Rashid handed over dut...read more

  • Almarhum Sultan Azlan Shah (1928-2014)

    Almarhum Sultan Azlan Shah (1928-2014)

    Sultan Azlan Shah was crowned the 34th ruler of Perak following the death of his uncle, Sultan Idris Shah, in 1984. Prior to becom...read more

  • Inter-Departmental Poetry Competition

    Inter-Departmental Poetry Competition

    The Hilir Perak District Education Office emerged top at the recent poetry competition among government agencies in Perak, beating...read more

  • Excellence Service Award

    Excellence Service Award

    A total of 181 staff of the Ipoh City Council were presented with the Excellence Service Award. Ipoh City Mayor Dato' Harun Rawi said that the award was in appreciation to those wh...read more

  • Royal Address

    Royal Address

    The Regent of Perak, Raja Dr Nazrin Shah said during his royal address at the 13th Perak State Legislative Assembly sitting here on March 31, "Everyone should understand the role o...read more

  • Library Activities

    Library Activities

    The Association of Wives of State Assemblymen Perak (BAIDURI) led by its chairperson, Datin Seri Diraja Saripah Zulkifli, wife of Perak Menteri Besar, visited the Perak State Publi...read more

  • Indian High Commissioner Visits Ipoh

    Indian High Commissioner Visits Ipoh

    Greentown Indian Cultural Society held a welcoming ceremony in Ipoh for the new High Commissioner of India, His Excellency Mr T.S....read more

  • Fisheries Department Entertains Media

    Fisheries Department Entertains Media

    The Perak Fisheries Department treated over 100 media representatives to dinner on Wednesday, February 19. The event was held at a...read more

  • Launch of Coffee Table Books

    Launch Of Coffee Table Books

    “The habit of recording or documenting has to be cultivated in the young, lest we forget our history over time,” said Perak Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zam...read more

  • MBI and IEM Sign an MOU

    MBI And IEM Sign An MOU

      Ipoh City Council (MBI) and the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM) recently signed an MOU to cooperate on aspects related to all engineering issues. The MOU would be a...read more

  • Appealing For Justice

    Appealing For Justice

    The establishment of an appeal board provides an avenue for the public to challenge decisions of local authorities, which they regard as lopsided

  • Mayor Bids Farewell

    Mayor Bids Farewell

    Ipoh City Council honoured media representatives with a dinner on Friday, November 22. The event, held at newly opened Symphony Suites along Jalan Gopeng, Ipoh, was attended by ove...read more

  • Accounting for Their Actions

    Accounting For Their Actions

    A regimental board of inquiry is required to be convened within 21 days upon the report of a loss or damage of a controlled item(s). That is the Standard Operating Procedure in the...read more

  • 16 February. State Level CNY Celebration

    16 February. State Level CNY Celebration

    This years State level Chinese New Year Celebration will be held on 16 February at Kg Baru Kopisan, Gopeng. The announcement of...read more