A Systematic Review of the Issues Affecting Local Government in Malaysia


  • Tun Mohd Izlizam Bahardin Enforcement Department, Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya, Tingkat 1, Menara MBPJ, Jalan Tengah, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Zuraini Alias Faculty Business and Accountancy, Universiti Selangor, Shah Alam Campus, Jalan Zirkon A7/A Seksyen 7, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mokhtar Abdullah University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UNIMY), 3410, Jalan Teknokrat 3, 63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia


Malaysia, systematic review, local government


This review is aimed at assessing the relevant literatures from previous studies and research which are related to the issues affecting Malaysia’s local government. The authors have utilized the Google Scholar application to identify and select relevant articles which looked at issues and problems that have mired local government in Malaysia. Using such an application, the authors have found 177 articles on the topic concerning local government in Malaysia. Among the issues that were often highlighted when discussing the local government include environmental issues particularly solid waste management, environmental pollution and also quality index. In addition, the quality of service rendered by the local government was often used as a focal point. This is because the local government workforce continues to display inefficiency. The local community is also seen to be very concerned about the development, economic growth as well as basic infrastructure in their lo cality. As for the articles that focus on local government revenue, several articles were found to analyse the factors involved in poorly executed tax collection from the local government's point of view and proposed several solutions to improve on the matter. The very least issues discussed were management, safety and security. As for advertisements and billboards, the common quandary comprised misleading information and improper placements.




How to Cite

Bahardin, T. M. I., Alias, Z., & Abdullah, M. (2020). A Systematic Review of the Issues Affecting Local Government in Malaysia. Journal of Advanced Research in Business and Management Studies, 15(1), 33–40. Retrieved from https://akademiabaru.com/submit/index.php/arbms/article/view/1330
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