In A State of Reform


As much as decentralisation will undoubtedly weaken the power of the central authority, it brings advantages that will benefit the rakyat and the nation as a whole entity.

There was a time when people used to worship authority. Tellingly, in those days, there was only one post office in town and people had to walk miles to connect with the outside world. Concentration of power was the main political strategy at that time.

The 21st century, however, is all about efficiency, integration and collaboration. Decentralisation is a process of distributing the decision-making powers to the lower levels of the organisation. In the business context, it is like a niche approach focusing on different cities and communities with different needs.

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