Comparing The State Budgets of Penang and Selangor

By Tricia Yeoh

December 2010 STATES OF REFORM
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Penang and Selangor are the testing ground for alternative and future styles of governance in Malaysia. What will be decisive in the long run is not so much the points gained in the daily rhetorical sniping that seems to be an inescapable part of a two-coalitional politics, but how well the state governments are run. The state budgets are therefore what analysts should be studying.Amidst the noise and clamour of Malaysia’s politics, it is easy to forget that daily responsibilities...

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Tricia Yeoh

has previously worked with the Selangor state government and is now attached to a market research consultancy.