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Electronic participation in Malaysia

Salamat, Mohamad Aizi and Hassan, Shahizan and Muhammad, Mohamad Syakiran Electronic participation in Malaysia. Journal of e-Government Studies and Best Practices, 2011. pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

This article seeks to highlight the prevalent role of electronic participation (e-participation) in the implementation of e-government (EG) and possible approaches in enhancing the application of e-government through the insertion of e-participation module. Previous case studies on e-participation cover definitions and technique of e-participation, applicable strategies to implement e-participation, and the quality of e-participation for top management decision making. Several literature in EG supports the statement that e-participation could improve the quality sector governance process. As a result, most developed countries implemented EG projects to enable involvement of citizens in the political decision making process through e-participation. However, this is not the case in most of the developing countries which focus more on improving public sector services rather than e-participation. Among others, there are arguments which focus on the issues of lack of citizen participation in the political process through the Internet. This is particularly true in the context of EG implementation in developing countries whereby the focus is more on e-services rather than e-participation. Malaysian government has implemented EG, since 1997 under one of the MSC flagships, to deliver information and services in an integrated manner. Malaysian Government Portal or myGovernment performs as a single platform providing information and services related to the government agencies. Despite this effort, myGovernment, as evident in other developing nations, also does not place emphasis on e-participation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: e-government; e-participation; collaboration approach; my government portal
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology > Department of Software Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2013 05:31
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 03:58
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2961
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