Penang's growth cries out for more local councils

By Goh Ban Lee

August 2013 VOICE IN THE CROWD
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Bringing back local elections will probably remain a dream. Let’s try to increase the number of local councils in Penang instead; there are good reasons for it.It has been 37 years since the enactment of the Local Government Act 1976 which, among other things, enabled state governments to undertake major restructuring of their local authorities. In the case of Penang, then Chief Minister Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu had already restructured the local government two years earlier by reducing five...

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Goh Ban Lee

is a senior research fellow in the Penang Institute.


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