Local government in Malaysia: Types, functions, organisation, members and budget

November 2014 STATISTICS
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The local government or local authority, or “pihak berkuasa tempatan”, is the lowest level in the hierarchy of governance in Malaysia, after federal and state. The position of local governments in Malaysia is stated in the Federal Constitution. According to items four and five of the Ninth Schedule of the Federal Constitution, local governments other than those in the Federal Territories (KL, Labuan and Putrajaya) are subjects under the state list, and are therefore directly under the exclusive jurisdiction of...

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