Sarawak dan Federalisme Di Bawah Kepimpinan Adenan Satem, 2014-2017 : Sarawak and Federalism Under the Leadership of Adenan Satem, 2014-2017

Fredrick Michael, Gawan and Arnold, Puyok (2021) Sarawak dan Federalisme Di Bawah Kepimpinan Adenan Satem, 2014-2017 : Sarawak and Federalism Under the Leadership of Adenan Satem, 2014-2017. Malaysian Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (MJSSH), 6 (10). pp. 1-14. ISSN 2504-8562

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Abstract

This article examines changes in the practice of the Malaysian federalism by using Sarawak under Adenan Satem (2014-2017) as a point of reference. By examining the changes, it analyses Sarawak’s demands for autonomy and reinstatement of the rights accorded to the state based on the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63). The article also assesses the responses of the federal government towards Sarawak’s MA63 struggles and the implications of the state’s actions to federal-state relations. The study was mainly qualitative. It used a combination of intensive library, archival and desktop research in gathering the data. In-depth interviews were also conducted with people from various backgrounds familiar with the topic. The key findingsof the study are as follows: 1) the impacts of Sarawak’s MA63 demands were more profound under Adenan due to his hugely successful populist actions, impressive electoral performance and the state leadership’s pragmatic approach to federal-state relationships 2) the federal government chose to respond progressively rather than regressively to Sarawak’s demand as the state had the political leverage in tilting the balance of power in the ruling federal government’s favour 3) finally, changes in the Malaysianfederalism during the period of 2014-2017 were characterised by the decentralisation of administrative functions and empowerment of Sarawak in making decisions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: autonomy, Adenan Satem, federalism, Sarawak, centralisation, decentralization, UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities
Depositing User: Sanawi
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 01:55
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 01:55
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/36395

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