Umno Supreme Council member Abdul Rahman Dahlan says under BN’s improved federalism concept, the federal government will give greater autonomy to state governments to manage their affairs.
Lawyer Rosli Dahlan says the states can serve as examples in the management of a federation.
Zainnal Ajamain says Putrajaya will not give up revenues derived from East Malaysia.
The Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs moots a review of the Ninth Schedule of the Federal Constitution, local council elections and the return of consumption tax proceeds to states, among others.
President Alexander Lukashenko is hoping to avoid the mistakes made by his Armenian counterpart Serzh Sargsyan, and therefore is considering modifying the constitution to decentralise some of his authority.
The constitutional reforms being discussed will decentralise power as part of efforts to consolidate peace between the government and former rebels.
Breaking up police force into smaller units, can check current monopoly of power between home minister and IGP, thus preventing politicisation of force, says think tank chief.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's push for decentralisation will give conflict-plagued Mindanao more autonomy and halt radicalisation.