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Good governance in Malaysia: assessing public perceptions on the implementation of national transformation policy, 2011-2016

Jamaiudin, Norhaslinda (2019) Good governance in Malaysia: assessing public perceptions on the implementation of national transformation policy, 2011-2016. Intellectual Discourse, 27 (Special Issue). pp. 719-743. ISSN 0128-4878 E-ISSN 2289-5639

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The attainment of good governance is often perceived to bring political stability which in turn, facilitates sound and effective government administration. In the case of Malaysia, good governance serves as the core element in public policy reforms. This can be seen through the implementation of National Transformation Policy (NTP) which was introduced in 2010. The NTP comprises of two major plans, namely Government Transformation Plan (GTP) and Economic Transformation Plan (ETP). Since its inception, the NTP has brought unprecedented changes in policy management through the establishment of the National Key Result Areas (NKRAs) and National Key Economic Areas (NKEAs). The NTP has been commended due to its inclusiveness which is in line with good governance practices. The NTP addresses fundamental policy issues in areas such as public transportation, socio-economic improvement, public sector performance and political stability. This study has revealed that the implementation of NTP has been reasonably accepted by many, despite nuances on the policy outcomes. The NTP embraces good governance principles as the study confirmed the positive association between these two. This transformation agenda seems to be the genesis of Malaysia’s road to good governance. However there is still a long way to go to fully achieve the goal.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Good Governance, National Transformation Policy, Policy Reforms, Malaysia.
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF20 Political institutions and public administration
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr. Norhaslinda Jamaiudin
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2020 16:57
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 16:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/77999

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