The straightforward duplicates should be allowed to be closed, if it was already asked on the main meta.SE.
There is a Nice point in @muru's comment:
If they can be affected by decisions taken outside their little community, then shouldn't they be made aware?
Example: A user suggests something in a smaller meta. If anyone with valid reasons actually supports that feature in his/her answer. That answer is accepted &/or upvoted by others. It gives an impression of a well received feature request.
Now, it turns out that this feature is already rejected in the main meta a while back. It creates a confusion or dilemma. Hence, if the generic decisions are going to be taken in the main meta, then its posts should be linkable within the smaller meta-s.
To respond to @Oded's comment:
You seem to think that people should be made aware of not only their site specific meta but also the Stack Exchange general one.
Not intended for the people to be aware about main meta.SE. Just that the Q should be closed with the link to the duplicate Q in meta.SE. It just says that, the text to your answer is already present here. This is similar to putting wikipedia link in any Q&A.
We think that's not needed - that a question can be duplicate across many metas, meaning users don't have to venture outside of their site of choice
It's not many meta-s. It's only meta of your choice and main meta.SE.
Nevertheless such ventures are happening, when a question asked by user is migrated. For example, in past my Q from SO got migrated to Programmers.SE. After that I had to open an account to be able to accept the correct answer. The closing of duplicate is easier, where the user can just simply read the post without opening an account and there is nothing to be accepted as right answer.
The other answer suggests that:
where I combine info from MSE with my own work while attributing to the original posts and authors.
For straight forward Qs, own work is not required. e.g. the 2 Qs in the OP. Hence putting an answer, just makes link only answers.