Kanesh On Local Government Laws (Volume 2)

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Kanesh On Local Government Laws (Volume 2)

Author Kanesh Sundrum
Publication Date Aug 2021
ISBN 9789674571672
Format Hardcover 
Publisher CLJ Publications


The form, organisational structure, duties, and powers of the Local Authorities are described in the Local Government Act of 1976 (Act 171).

This eagerly awaited four-part publication's Volume 2 describes the authority, responsibilities, and liabilities of Local Authorities under the provisions of the Federal Capital Act 1960 (Act 190) (concerning Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur), the Local Government Act 1976 (Act 171), and the Perbadanan Putrajaya 1995 (Act 536). (about Perbadanan Putrajaya).

The book provides a comprehensive discussion of the corporate structure and management of local authorities, the purchase and sale of assets owned by those authorities, their revenue, which includes the assessment and imposition of annual rates, their general powers and duties, which cover things like the provision and upkeep of public amenities like roads, drains, and trees, as well as their ability to bring legal action and prosecute offenders.

This timely book aims to serve as a useful resource for legal professionals interested in local government laws as well as the Local Authorities and legal offices of various government agencies.

TABLE OF CONTENTS of Kanesh On Local Government Laws (Volume 2)

• Administration Of Local Authorities
• Financial Provisions
• Municipal Duties And Powers Of Local Authorities
• Rating and Valuation
• By-Laws
• Miscellaneous Powers Of Local Authorities


    About the Author
    Author Kanesh Sundrum has been actively practising law since 1997, focusing on civil litigation involving corporate commercial problems, municipal governments, and statutory agencies. He is the managing partner of Kanesh Sundrum & Co. The author regularly counsels and represents Local Authorities at all levels of courts as legal counsel for several Local Authorities, and has done so for more than 20 years.

    The author primarily represents Local Authorities in matters involving contractual disputes, claims for negligence, claims for injunctive and declaratory relief by and against Local Authorities, applications for judicial review, claims regarding town planning and planning approval under the Town and Country Planning Act 1976, and claims regarding approval of plans, earthworks, construction, and enforcement under the Street, Drainage and Buildingin

    Most recently, the author successfully defended the appeal pertaining to section 70A of the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974 on behalf of Majlis Bandaraya Seberang Perai in Weng Lee Granite Quarry Sdn Bhd v. Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Perai [2020] 1 CLJ 34 before the Federal Court.

    Additionally, the author provides guidance to local authorities on the formulation and execution of joint venture agreements, concession agreements, construction agreements, sale and purchase agreements involving assets owned by the local authority, licencing agreements, development agreements, etc. The author is also a notary public and a certified mediator.

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