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    Cabinet now mulls PICC as new Parliament House

    Cabinet now mulls PICC as new Parliament House

    How come Malaysia like to shift house every few decades or so ? No sense of history or belonging?

    Anyway, IF it had to shift, the PICC is a good choice, isolated, middle of nowhere, on a small pimple of a hill, WHITE ELEPHANT (to use Nazri's own words) - MOST SUITABLE FOR THE UNDESIRABLE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY - POLITICANS !!!!

    http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/m...rliament-house
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    They better check the roof too before moving in.

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    Does Malaysia really really need a new Parliament house?
    I really really don't think so. But I'm certain a lot of those who go there NEED TO BE REPLACED!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bslee
    Does Malaysia really really need a new Parliament house?
    I really really don't think so. But I'm certain a lot of those who go there NEED TO BE REPLACED!
    Read my signature please....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel
    Read my signature please....
    Errr... not exactly repetitive but putting 2+2 together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sentinel
    Read my signature please....
    Who is the author of your signature as you put it in ""?
    I tend to agree with the move to PICC .... it beats the jam getting to and out of KL ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykern
    Who is the author of your signature as you put it in ""?
    I tend to agree with the move to PICC .... it beats the jam getting to and out of KL ...
    it's not the worst idea to come out of Nazri's mouth in recent years - and Im quite interested in knowing why he mentioned it

    Look at it this way, having Parliament at PICC means the following:

    Practical side

    1. The Legislative Branch of the Government to the same site as the Executive & Judiciary meaning that there would only be one seat of government, not two seats.

    2. PICC is not being used and is acting as "a white elephant" (according to Nazri)

    3. There would be an additional reason to go to Putrajaya beyond taking your foreign friends for a visit or going to take wedding photos.

    4. The presence of hundreds of MPs and their support workers as well as parliament employees would mean more economic activity - meaning that more of the buildings would become used instead of empty.

    5. PICC is actually in the city, accessible by public transport and has lots of parking - and the increased activity would probably justify them continuing the construction of the stalled monorail project.

    Also, the symbolic side:

    1. Putting the Executive, Legislative & Judicial branches in the same area supports the concept of 'balance of powers' in a healthy democracy.

    2. Putting the Legislative in PICC means that it will be raised to the same level as the Executive (both of them staring at each other down Persiaran Perdana, much like the White House & Capitol in the USA).

    3. Parliament will be quite "visible" to the people, keeping true with the concept that "the work of government must not only be done, it must be seen to be done"

    And the most important of all:

    The agreement between the Sultan of Selangor and the Federal Government in the transfer of KL was that KL would be a federal territory as long as it was the seat of government.

    Also, the agreement between the Sultan of Selangor and the Federal Government regarding the transfer of lands to create what is now Putrajaya was that the land would be transferred as long as KL was returned to the Selangor government.

    So, if Parliament is moved to Putrajaya, KL becomes a city under the government of Selangor instead of a Federal Territory!

    To me that is truly worth the change.

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    I agree totally with AllUrban, since all these billions of RM are now already sunk-in taxpayers monies into the Putrajaya behemoth, we might as well put it to use. The damage is done. Time for damage control.

    I do not however think that the co-location of legislative, executive and judical is merely symbolic. It's essential for democracy. They should be adjacent. Just like in Washington and, evenmoreso, London.

    It's rather sad that schoolbooks and tourist guides will now have to be reprinted with Putrajaya as capital of Malaysia in lieu of Kuala Lumpur, but what's the choice?
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    PICC destined as a white elephant from the moment it was built. Too many convention centres in Klang Valley, no hotels nearby, no public transport, far away from entertainment, shopping etc. Who is the idiot who approved it anyway?

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    KL was built by a "triad" lord while Putrajaya was built by Tun M (hero of UMNO, BN and NEP), so must move, cannot forever being written in history of Malaysia that its capital is built by the Chinese "tongs" ..... the only capital in the world built by the UNDERWORLD LORD !!!!

    Note: My point is not about race (coincidental) but by nature of the job/position that Yap Ah Loy used to hold .... TAIKOR ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by currymee
    KL was built by a "triad" lord while Putrajaya was built by Tun M (hero of UMNO, BN and NEP), so must move, cannot forever being written in history of Malaysia that its capital is built by the Chinese "tongs" ..... the only capital in the world built by the UNDERWORLD LORD !!!!

    Note: My point is not about race (coincidental) but by nature of the job/position that Yap Ah Loy used to hold .... TAIKOR ....
    no big deal...
    Sometimes the best governors and law enforcers are the ones who are gangsters and 'criminals' is a subjective term.

    It's all part of the social contract anyways (the Hobbes one, not the Malaysian one) - we give up our rights to total freedom or independence in exchange for protection & support provided by:

    a) God (or other name)
    b) the government
    c) gangsters
    d) any of the above
    e) all of the above


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    Quote Originally Posted by cskok8
    PICC destined as a white elephant ..no hotels nearby...
    Actually, there is one 5-star resort very near to the PICC ... Pullman and another 5-star not that far away, Shangri-La. Then a bit further out at the fringes of Putrajaya, we have Marriott and Palm Garden IOI resort

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    good move la, more big spaces for rakyat to hold protest without creating traffic jams for others...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwchang
    Actually, there is one 5-star resort very near to the PICC ... Pullman and another 5-star not that far away, Shangri-La. Then a bit further out at the fringes of Putrajaya, we have Marriott and Palm Garden IOI resort
    True, but how far away. Still need to use car or taxi.

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    Gohmen has wasted huge amount of money on PICC and it is hugely under-utilized, needs few hundred years to pay back.

    It is ridiculous to spend another huge sum on PICC to rectify the previous mistake.

    As I said before, everything starts with PROJECTS to allow money to flow, change hand and ultimately to enrich themselves.

    It is better to keep PICC that way..as a constant reminder to rakyat how hard-earned tax-payers money has been wasted… and perhaps a good campaign tool for the opposition to inform rakyat where the country revenue has gone to…

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