• MB Urged to Solve Land Issue

    MB Urged To Solve Land Issue

      By Luqman Hakim Buntong squatters called on the government to help sort out their land issues. Thevasigamoney, 63, spokesman of the squatters, said that they were more

  • Excellent Service Award

    Excellent Service Award

      By Luqman Hakim Some 170 staff members of Ipoh City Council received excellent service awards at Casuarina Convention Centre on Friday, May 3. The award was presented by more

  • MAPS Loan Repayment

    MAPS Loan Repayment

      By Luqman Hakim Keranji assemblyman, Chong Zhemin announced that the motion in regard to a special audit report on Movie Animation Park Studios (MAPS) has been shelved. more

  • Reducing Living Cost

    Reducing Living Cost

            Day one of the state assembly session on Thursday, April 18 saw the commitment of the state government in reducing the high living cost. Among more

  • No More Parking Woes

    No More Parking Woes

      A total of 190 parking stickers for 2019 were distributed to 24 media agencies by Ipoh City Council on Wednesday, February 26 at Impiana Hotel, Ipoh. Council Secretary more

  • Council By-law Abolished

    Council By-law Abolished

      The state government has cancelled the implementation of the Business and Industrial Trades 2017 By-Law (UUK Tred 2017) with immediate effect. This action puts an end to more

  • MBI Full Board Meeting

    MBI Full Board Meeting

      The first Ipoh City Council Full Board meeting for 2019 was held on Thursday, January 31. Council Secretary Mohd. Zakuan Hj Zakaria chaired the meeting in the absence of more

  • Show Me the Money

    Show Me The Money

      Menteri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) received a total of RM53.6 million commitment fees for projects as at May 2018. The breakdown is as follow: RM1.2 million for more

  • Reduction in Development Spending

    Reduction In Development Spending

      Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu explained the 5 per cent (RM21.28 million) reduction in allocation for more

  • Assistance for B40 Homebuyers

    Assistance For B40 Homebuyers

      The State Legislative Assembly fourth sitting for the year continues on Monday, December 8. One pertinent matter discussed today was home ownership by those from the more

  • State Legislative Assembly Sitting

    State Legislative Assembly Sitting

    The Perak State Legislative Assembly siting continued on Thursday, November 29 before breaking off on Friday, November 30. It more

  • State Legislative Assembly Sitting

    State Legislative Assembly Sitting

      The week-long Perak State Assembly session, the last for 2018, began with some anxious moments when opposing sides more

  • Changing Mindsets

    Changing Mindsets

      “Ours is a democratic country and this is what the people have decided. Thus, civil servants must accept the change,” said Chief Secretary to the Government, more

  • New Ipoh City Councillors Sworn In

    New Ipoh City Councillors Sworn In

      Twenty-two new councillors were sworn in at the Ipoh City Council Hall along Jalan Sultan Abdul Jalil, at 9am on Monday, more

  • Local Council Elections

    Local Council Elections

    Ahead of GE14, Pakatan Harapan (PH) made an unabashedly bold promise in their manifesto – to revive the now defunct local council elections.

  • Dubious Payment by MB Inc

    Dubious Payment By MB Inc

    In 2017, former Menteri Besar Perak, Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir received the Nation-Building Brand Icon Leadership Award Game-Changer Icon by BrandLaureate. more

  • Poser Over Appointment of Speaker

    Poser Over Appointment Of Speaker

    It was a chaotic first meeting of the Perak State Legislative Assembly on Tuesday, July 3. The poser was over the appointment of more

  • Interview with Human Resources Minister

    Interview With Human Resources Minister

    Cover Story By Tan Mei Kuan Ipoh Echo had an exclusive one-on-one with newly-minted Human Resources Minister, M. Kulasegaran more

  • Perak's New Political Lineup

    Perak's New Political Lineup

    Following the unexpected results of the 14th General Elections on May 9, the eventual lineup of Perak’s state government was duly announced. Pakatan Harapan state chief, more

  • For a Better Ipoh

    For A Better Ipoh

      Ipoh City Council (MBI) held its monthly full-board meeting on Thursday, May 3. Among matters discussed was the council’s financial standing. In the second quarter more

  • Faizal's First Media Conference

    Faizal's First Media Conference

        Newly-minted Menteri Besar of Perak, Ahmad Faizal Azumu held his first media conference at the State Secretariat more

  • Lucky Ratepayers Win Big

    Lucky Ratepayers Win Big

    Over 30 Ipohites were proud winners of the Ipoh City Council annual lucky draw. They were among the many ratepayers who paid their 2018 assessment bills in full without any more

  • Perak State Structural Plan 2040

    Perak State Structural Plan 2040

      The Perak State Draft Structural Plan 2040 was revealed to the public on Tuesday, March 13 at the banquet hall of the more

  • MBI Round-up

    MBI Round-up

    Council Full-board Meeting The first Ipoh City Council Full Board Meeting for Year 2018 was held on Friday, January 26 at the designated meeting hall. Mayor Dato’ Zamri Man more

  • Know your Government - Councillors

    Know Your Government - Councillors

    Election is around the corner and as responsible citizens, it is our duty to elect the right candidates. I think it is good to more

  • MBI-Round Up

    MBI-Round Up

    PARKING DISCOUNT Ipoh City Council is offering January 2018 parking passes for RM30 each. However, here is the catch – it is only applicable to the first 20,000 property more

  • Bandar Tasik Amanjaya a Failure?

    Bandar Tasik Amanjaya A Failure?

    Amanah Perak sought answers from Menteri Besar Incorporated (MB Inc) regarding the Bandar Tasik Amanjaya project which, to date, more

  • Army Section Combat Skills Test

    Army Section Combat Skills Test

      Hosted by Headquarters 2nd Malaysian Infantry Brigade, the 4-day Army Section Combat Skills Test (Ujian Kemahiran Tempur more

  • MBI Round-up

    MBI Round-up

    Mayor Visits Public Toilets Though many don’t think much about public toilets, Mayor Dato’ Zamri Man feels that cleanliness of public toilets is important in more

  • Pangkor Dialogue 2017 - Some reflections

    Pangkor Dialogue 2017 - Some Reflections

    I have attended all the Pangkor Dialogues (PD), formerly known as Pangkor International Development Dialogue (PIDD).

  • MBI Councillors - Good, Bad and Ugly

    MBI Councillors - Good, Bad And Ugly

    After the massive flooding of several areas in Ipoh on May 12, I decided to write about the annual flood woes and wanted to get more

  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 ( 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, 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 more

  • AKPK Story 5: The Wedding Plan

    AKPK Story 5: 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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& 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 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 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 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 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 more

  • Mayor Meets Clients

    Mayor Meets Clients

    Mayor Dato' Zamri bin Man has made the meet-the-client sessions more accessible by holding Ipoh City’s Clients Day every first Tuesday of every month. Zamri’s first 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 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 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’ 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 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 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 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’ 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: 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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, 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 more