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Time to reverse federal squeeze on state powers

COMMENT A major missing link in political discourse in the run-up to the 13th general election is the debate on decentralisation.

The Malaysian polity has been dominated by the process of centralisation or concentration of powers by the federal government for the last 55 years.

In the first part of this article, I will explain the process of centralisation under the federal government; in the second part, I will argue the case for decentralisation.