Autonomy For Penang In National Interest
PAS, UMNO, ORANG MELAYU DAN TUANKU SULTAN.
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Amukanmelayu nampak, hanya inilah satu-satunya cara untuk menstabilkan semula suhu politik PERKAUMAN di Malaysia ini. Fahamilah maksud "AUTONOMY" yang KAFIRUN kehendaki seperti di bawah ini.
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COMMENT The recent spat between the Penang chief minister and the State Development officer brought to light an issue that most people think about but dare not suggest: autonomy for Penang.
Always the bellwether state, Penang has all the ingredients of being an example of a new model of development in Malaysia.
The best way to make Penang a sustainable and liveable state is to grant its people more autonomy to determine the type of development they need and the freedom to aspire to better futures.
Penang has a higher per-capita income than the rest of Malaysia and contributes about 30 percent of the total value of exports from Malaysia.
Lacking in natural resources, Penang has been reliant on its people and foreign direct investments to modernise. But a national policy intent on ‘spreading' wealth across the board has resulted in the artificial stunting of places like Penang.
Whilst wealth is concentrated in the Klang valley with KL as the biggest beneficiary, it is now time to look to a different model of wealth creation - one that does not take away from centres of growth but instead builds them up.
Like Kuala Lumpur and now, the Iskandar region in Johor, Penang needs to be given the opportunity to decide what type of development is suited to it.
Currently, there is so much politicking over such a small physical space with three to four layers of bureaucracy that Penang has not been able to achieve its full potential.
Like the Basque region in northern Spain, which recently saw a great rejuvenation, Penang can be declared an autonomous region with its state government allowed to collect taxes, manage its own finances and carry out its own development policies.
There are two examples why the current system does not work for Penang. The first involves uncontrolled development in the state where development does not follow the existing requirements and limitations imposed by the Structure Plan and Local Plan.
It is only natural that developers would want to maximise profits from their small plots of land. But uncontrolled development has led to very high densities in places like Batu Ferringhi and Tanjong Bungah, with scant regard to the carrying capacity of the one road that serves the area.
The second example involves swift-breeding in Georgetown. Although the state government has come out quite clearly that swift-breeding is not suitable for heritage buldings and there have been incessant complaints by property-owners, there is still little action on the ground.
In both cases, the red-tape arising from federal, state and local governments make decision-making nearly impossible.
A certain type of high density development may be suitable for the Klang Valley, but not for Penang. Similarly, swift-breeding may be okay for some towns but not in Georgetown, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
In both instances, federal agencies have to be consulted and they have to make decisions that take into consideration the whole country. In short, the decisions are not only hard to make, but are also unnecessarily unimaginative.
There are fears that autonomy for places like Penang will lead to the eventual disintegration of the federation. The reality is that we are not so much a federation but a union, where state governments have very little autonomy to determine the type of development suited to local conditions.
Giving back to state governments their constitutional rights and the extra resources generated by its citizens will enable these growth centres to better contribute to the wider development of Malaysia.
In national interest
There are three key areas where autonomy for Penang will help national development. Firstly, allocation of resources should be based on the amount of income generated by a state or region. Penang's success as a manufacturing hub was partly based on its superior infrastructure compared to the rest of the region in the 1960s.
With little investment in infrastructure - we should have upgraded our public transport system without being held-back by the national car policy - Penang will not be able to create a liveable environment required for the leap into a more knowledge-centric economy.
In short, autonomy to impose an infrastructure upgrading tax where citizens contribute one ringgit to be matched by the federal government will help increase the resources available to the state government to improve the public transport system.
Secondly, the state government should be given more autonomy over land matters. Although land matters fall under the state government's purview, there is too much overlap.
Once the state government agrees on a particular Local Development Plan with consultation with the public, exceptions to the rule should not be granted easily.
Obviously, the federal government should keep out of land matters, and even if it is building on federal land, the state and local governments should have the final say.
Lastly, autonomy does not mean handing over the reins to the elected state government alone. Autonomy means wider participation by locals in decision-making. Local government elections have to be in place and to reduce politicking, candidates must stand as individuals and not as representatives of any political party. Candidates should preferably be born in the state or be rate-payers.
With autonomy comes greater responsibilities. Currently, the state government can always push the buck to the federal government. The latter can plead ignorance or claim misunderstanding.
The local government, comprising of unelected councillors, is only accountable to its own conscience. In a democracy, we need all three branches of government to be responsible to us, the people who eventually have to pay by way of taxes and blighted futures.
NEIL KHOR has recently completed his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He is co-author of ‘Non-Sectarian Politics in Malaysia: The Case of Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia' (2008).
AMUKANMELAYU - kuasa AUTONOMY sebenarnya telah lama mereka perolehi dengan ekonomi Negara yang mereka pegang. Autonomy sebenarnya hanya lebih kepada MENYAHKAN kuasa dan ORANG ISLAMELAYU dari satu-satu kawasan atau keseluruhan SATU NEGERI tanpa orang ISLAMELAYU di dalamnya. "Sekecil PULAU KETAM pun akan mengikuti jejak ini jika PP di beri kuasa AUTONOMY.