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Submitted by Greg Lopez on
Dear Sir, Your report, and many other reports since the early 90s have indicated that Malaysia will need to undertake structural reforms (especially moving away from low wage labour intensive industries). I realise that a key problem in Malaysia is the policymaking process. Under the Mahathir regime, the Westminster style of accountability (i.e. civil servants accountable to Minister's and Minister's accountable to Parliament and Parliament accountable to the people) has been severely undermined. Policymaking is now a function of kitchen cabinet of a limited individuals within the United Malay National Organisation. You noted that the winds of change are blowing. Within this context can the WB play a role to improve the quality of policy making (especially transparency, accountability and inclusiveness) in Malaysia?