Local leaders say zero maintenance to blame for wasteful projects


The Merdeka 118 tower (left) is the second-tallest building in the world. Local leaders say authorities fail to appreciate the value of historical buildings while wanting to build the ‘largest, tallest and shiniest buildings’. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, August 1, 2022.

MALAYSIA’S penchant for big projects and public infrastructure ends up being a wasteful endeavour as the maintenance culture is lacking, community leaders said.




This is happening because project proponents fail to consult local communities on whether some infrastructure are needed, besides an absence of political will.


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