By Calvin Sankaran, FMT
My earlier analysis of the Penang state government’s financial management performance attracted considerable interest and provoked intense debate among readers.
Some the readers requested for a further analysis to benchmark Penang’s performance with other Malaysian states.
Such analysis, these readers felt, would conclusively answer the question of who is better at financial management – Barisan Nasional (BN) or Pakatan Harapan/Rakyat (PH/PR), the two competing political coalitions.
Concurring with this viewpoint and acceding to their request I have expanded my analysis to compare the financial performance of Penang with 5 other Malaysia states namely Selangor, Kelantan, Melaka, Johor and Sarawak.
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