What Will a Second Term Mean for Penang and Selangor?

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Selangor and Penang are strongly expected to remain in the hands of the opposition coalition. A relevant question is, what should a second term Pakatan state government try to achieve in those states?

Over the last five years, Selangor and Penang have experienced significant changes under new state governments. But despite the innovative policies implemented, there have also been areas where more could have been done. What are the top five policy themes that will be good to focus on in the next five years?

Being the two most urbanised and developed states that together attract at least onethird of FDI, Penang and Selangor could have engaged in more strategic economic cooperation. Although many of the policies and programmes that were adopted are in fact similar, this was not necessarily the result of any concerted effort in creating a common platform.

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