The Athi Nahappan Report revisited Part 2: Local elections are part of a larger reform agenda

April 2015 COVER STORY
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Last month, Penang Monthly ran the first part of the series on the Athi Nahappan Report, arguing for its central importance to substantive democracy in Malaysia. This second and final part discusses basic issues such as the literacy of councillors and fair pay.The most cited recommendation of the Athi Nahappan Royal Commission of Enquiry must be the restoration of local government elections. Today, half a century later, with mounting demand for such a restoration, the Royal Commission’s Report has become...

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