Local government (ads 505) ATHI NAHAPPAN PROPOSALS
LOCAL GOVERNMENT (ADS 505) Athi Nahappan Proposals NUR FATIN FATIHAH BINTI AHMAD RUZI
b) Analyse Athi Nahappan proposals for Local Government in Malaysia and the extent to which those proposals can be introduced today.
Athi Nahappan ProposalsIn 1965 the Athi Nahappan Royal Commission was set up to examine and restructure the entire LG system in West Malaysia.Its objectives were: 2) To report on the above 1)To investigate if the matters and to make such recommendations, taking into present system of LG account the adequacy of serves any useful purpose existing laws with regard to local authorities
Athi Nahappan main recommendations: 2) Every householder in a local authority should be required to 3) There should be one single law1. That every inch of the country pay a nominal contribution of applicable to all local authorities should be covered by a local not less than $1 per annum in and every state should enforce authority lieu of rates (In UK it is called a the law within 6 month. poll tax) 4) A local authority should be decentralized and be autonomous body corporate consisting of fully elected 5) Election should be run on a members with financial and party basis administrative autonomy but subject to the control by the state authority
7) The secretary of a local 8)The secretary should be the authority should be chief focal point of public 6) Every local authority should administrator and executive administration in a district and have a management board. officer of a local authority ( Right not the D.O (the D.O should be now the DO is still the chief eventually abolished executive at the local level)9) That there should be Regional 11) A state committee for LG Inspectorates in LG. They can 10) That there should be a State should be established in eachrepresent the northern, eastern Commissioner of LG in each state to exercise the function of and southern regions in states the state in relation to LG Peninsular Malaysia. 14) All trade and business12) A local government tribunal 13) A ward committee should be registered under the Registration should be set up to deal with set up in every ward of a local and Business Ordinance 1956 complaints from public authority should be required to pay a license fee annually
The extent Athi Nahappan Proposal can be introduced today. • Nowadays, Malaysia already covered by the Local Authority1) Every inch of the country should be covered by a local authority • Ex: In Malacca, MBMB will only covered its own local area. Same with MPHTJ. They will not interfere each other. 2)A local authority should be decentralized and be autonomous • In Malaysia, the LG are decentralized and autonomous body corporate consisting of fully body. Each LG have their own LAW. All the governmentelected members with financial and servant are appointed.administrative autonomy but subjectto the control by the state authority • But all of the LAW are bind by the Federal Constitution3) The secretary of a local authority should be chief administrator andexecutive officer of a local authority • In the Local level the chief executive are District Officer (Right now the DO is still the chief • The DO are responsible towards his own territory. executive at the local level)
• Nowadays, each LG have their own Bureau Public Complaint (Biro Pengaduan Awam)4) A local government tribunal • Their responsibilities are to manage all the comments and complains should be set up to deal with made by the public. They want to get the customer feedback complaints from public • Ex: all the people stay in MBMB can make a complaint in E-COMPLAINT5)Every local authority • The local authority have their own management board. should have a • Ex:The MBPJ have their own management board same management board. goes to MBSJ