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Federalism, State Influence and Centre-State Relations
Ms Najwa Abdullah Research Analyst
Ms Najwa Abdullah
This research project analyses the federal agreement of Malaysia between the federal government and states following GE14. This analysis will include an examination of how existing Barisan Nasional (BN) states use the promise of delivering state and parliamentary seats to the federal government as leverage for demanding greater state autonomy, as was the case during the Sarawak state elections in 2016. It will also examine how states manage their relationships with the centre post-election: (i) Pakatan Harapan (PH)-controlled states; (ii) BN-controlled states; (iii) Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS)-controlled states; and (iv) federal territories. It shall examine how state manage disbursement of federal funds, control of resources as well as matters of religion, defence and security policies. Of particular interest is to see how the election may contribute to a centralisation or devolution of power.
|Theme:||Country and Region Studies|
|Region:||Southeast Asia and ASEAN|