Decentralisation offers solutions – and snags

By Julia Tan, Photography Kwong Wah Yit Poh, Phalinn Ooi, Lee Hock Chuan, sung ming whang

November 2014 FEATURE
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Can decentralising the management of public goods, i.e. education, policing and healthcare, enable Malaysia to move towards a healthier, more harmonious society?De·cen·tral·i·sa·tion: the dispersion or distribution of functions and powers; specifically: the delegation of power from a central authority to regional and local authorities1.With the term “decentralisation” broadly defined, we can start looking at what the decentralising of public goods – i.e. education, policing and healthcare – can mean for Malaysia. This was an issue that was thoroughly explored during...

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Julia Tan

went to primary and secondary school at Convent Pulau Tikus before continuing sixth form at St. Xavier’s Institution; any other school was out of the question. She misses the fried rice at the school canteen, and laments the passing of the wan tan mee lady.

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Photography Kwong Wah Yit Poh

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Phalinn Ooi

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Lee Hock Chuan

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