Timeline of Local Government Elections in Malaysia

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    History of Local Government Elections in Malaysia

  • Local Authorities Election Ordinance (exact date unavailable)

    Enforced by the British, entrusted local councils will organise elections for the office of councillors
  • Local Councils Ordinance (exact date unavailable)

    Also enforced by the British, empowers local residents to establish local councils in their area wherever necessary
  • Emergency ( Suspension Of Local Government Elections ) Regulation 1965 And Emergency ( Suspension Of Local Government Elections ) Amendments Regulations 1965 (exact date unavailable)

    These two enactments led to the suspension of local government elections. The reasons for suspension at that time were the following
  • Royal Commission Of Inquiry On Local Authorities 1965 / Nahappan Report (exact date unavailable)

    Headed by Senator Athi Nahappan, was formed to carry out a larger study of the operation of local authorities.
  • Transfer Of Functions Order (exact date unavailable)

    The functions of the City Council were transferred to the Chieft Minister to enable a Commision Of Inquiry to inquire on the acts of maladministration and malpractices and breaches of law commited by the City Council of Georgetown
  • Cabinet Committee (exact date unavailable)

    Recommended by Minister For Housing And Local Government, Ong Kee Hui, to study the Nahappan Commission’s recommendations
  • Local Government Act ( Temporary Revision ) (exact date unavailable)

    Headed by Minister For Housing And Local Government, Ong Kee Hui, who large agreed with the Nahappan Report but proposed restructuring in all basic laws that regulated powers, duties and responsibilities of local authorities
  • The Street, Drainage And Building Act 133 (exact date unavailable)

    Was enacted to serve the purpose of Local Government Act 1973
  • The Local Government Act 171 (exact date unavailable)

    Was enacted to serve the purpose of Local Government Act 1973
  • The Town And Country Act 172 (exact date unavailable)

    Was enacted to serve the purpose of Local Government Act 1973, which consists of
  • Local Government Act 1976 (exact date unavailable)

    The salient points include
  • Concerns about local government elections raised (exact date unavailable)

    After Minister and People's Progressive Party President M. Kayveas raised concerns about local governments in late 2005, some suggested reviving local government elections.
  • General Elections

    Following the March 8 2008 General Elections, the newly-elected Selangor State Government, like its Pakatan Rakyat counterparts in other states, had also followed the appointment system. However representatives from non-governmental organisations were also appointed.
  • Pakatan Rakyat is to hold local government election in their states (exact date unavailable)

    As of 2008, the Pakatan Rakyat states' governments would like to implement the local government election in their states. However, these was not carried out due to the Federal Constitution which prohibit the implementation.
  • the proposal to start local governance in Selangor and Penang will be decided

    The EC Chairman, Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, whose initially reply was that such a request needs detail study, has revealed on 20th March 2010 that the proposal to start local governance in Selangor and Penang will be decided on Tuesday, 23rd March 2010.