"Better Penang": The First City App in Malaysia, A Vision in Action

By Steven Sim

August 2012 FEATURE
main image
This was bound to happen, and it has happened faster than many would have thought possible. The newest information technology is now poised to transform local government beyond recognition—and along with it, our understanding of democracy.Penang has always been a close-knit community. The close physical proximity of the different urban centres with George Town serving as the hub means that both physical travel and communication flow are relatively easy. In this context, political engagement is typically higher in Penang, and...

To read the rest of the article and to access our e-Archive, subscribe to us for RM150 a year.

Steven Sim

is the MP for Bukit Mertajam and Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports.