ISPEAK

  • Suburban Wet Markets need to be upgraded

    Suburban Wet Markets Need To Be Upgraded

      By A. Jeyaraj Most of the suburban markets around Ipoh like those in Pasir Pinji, Gunung Rapat, Buntong and others are mo...read more

  • Report Card for Councillors

    Report Card For Councillors

    iSpeak By A. Jeyaraj Appointment of new MBI councillors every two years is routine and no one gets excited about it. However, this time ratepayers were wondering what the PH gov...read more

  • MBI - Changes I'd Like To See

    MBI - Changes I'd Like To See

      By A. Jeyaraj New councillors have been appointed to MBI and of the 24 councillors, except for two, the rest are political appointees. The public perception is, it is new ...read more

  • Handbook for New Councillors

    Handbook For New Councillors

    Barisan Nasional councillors have been relieved of their positions and Ahmad Faizal Azumu, Menteri Besar Perak, said that new councillors will be appointed accordingly.

  • Can We Expect Improved Services from MBI?

    Can We Expect Improved Services From MBI?

      By A. Jeyaraj In response to a complaint from a reader of Restricted Parking Zones around housing estates, Mohd Zakuan Hj...read more

  • In No Position to Comment

    In No Position To Comment

    By A. Jeyaraj After reading about the Perak State Draft Structural Plan 2040 in Ipoh Echo Issue 278 (April 1 – 16, 2018), I visited PLANMalaysia office at Jalan Panglima Buk...read more

  • Financing Affordable Housing

    Financing Affordable Housing

    Financing Affordable Housing: Moving towards inclusive development, was a research paper presented by Professor Ahamed Kameel Mydin Meera, Managing Director, Z Consulting Group at ...read more

  • Pemukiman Programme Must be Extended to Urban Areas

    Pemukiman Programme Must Be Extended To Urban Areas

    During the recent State Legislative Assembly Sitting, Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir explained that the Pemukiman Pr...read more

  • Building a Green Economy in the State

    Building A Green Economy In The State

    Policy Notes “Building a Green Economy in the State of Perak” was launched by Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abd Ka...read more

  • LA21 - NATO (No Action, Talk Only)

    LA21 - NATO (No Action, Talk Only)

    I came across the signboard in Little India saying that MB Dato’ Seri Diraja Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir launched LA21(Local Agend...read more

  • Parking Nightmare in Old Town

    Parking Nightmare In Old Town

    Parking is a problem throughout Ipoh including the suburbs. It has gone from bad, worse to acute in Old Town especially during weekends. Recently, a reader who came to Ipoh by elec...read more

  • NGOs Need to be Independent

    NGOs Need To Be Independent

    Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR) organised a Roundtable Dialogue with NGOs as a Satellite Programme of the Pangkor Dialogue at Casuarina Hotel recently. The programme started on a wron...read more

  • Revival of Kinta Riverfront Walk

    Revival Of Kinta Riverfront Walk

    For the past five years or so, Kinta Riverfront Walk was the new tourist icon of Ipoh. The multi coloured neon trees and beautiful...read more

  • Tun Razak Public Library Should be Open Daily

    Tun Razak Public Library Should Be Open Daily

      Tun Razak Library along Jalan Panglima Bukit Gantang Wahab used to be open on all days except Mondays from 10am to 8pm. Re...read more

  • MBI and Local Agenda 21

    MBI And Local Agenda 21

    Some years ago MBI invited a number of NGOs and explained the concept of Local Agenda 21 (LA21) and how we can work together to improve the quality of life in Ipoh. With the change...read more