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SW Malaysia Goh

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First Policy Forum on UEM in Southeast Asia18 -19 August 2005, Bangkok,Thailand1
THE PENANG ISLAND MUNICIPALCOUNCIL EXPERIENCE
Dr Goh Kok Yeong18 Aug 2005 AIT, Bangkok
Current Policies & Practices on Solid WasteManagement in Malaysia
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF PENANG ISLAND,MALAYSIAMUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF PENANG ISLAND,MALAYSIA
LOCATION IN ASIA PACIFIC
Malaysia
PENANGISLAND
 
First Policy Forum on UEM in Southeast Asia18 -19 August 2005, Bangkok,Thailand2
Introduction to Government Set-up
Federal
State government
Local authority
MALAYSIAN LEGISLATION
Currently, NO Federal or State Legislation dealsdirectly and specifically on solid waste management.
The Local Government Act 1976 and the StreetDrainage and Building Act 1974 ( to a limited extent)are presently being used to govern the solid wastemanagement nationwide.
By-laws such as the Refuse Collection, Removal andDisposal have been made by some of the LocalAuthorities under the Local Government Act toregulate the solid waste management and services.
 
First Policy Forum on UEM in Southeast Asia18 -19 August 2005, Bangkok,Thailand3
MALAYSIAN LEGISLATION (cont’d)
Presently, management of solid waste services is being handled by3 levels of Governments:
1.
Ministry of Housing and Local Government (MHLG) handles allmatters related to solid waste management funding and policydevelopment.
2.
State Government plays a coordinating role with focus on policyand financial matters pertaining to Local Authorities functions.
3.
Local Authorities are the implementing agencies and have directresponsibilities over the solid waste collection, treatment anddisposal services. These services are provided either directly bythe respective Local Authorities or sub-contracted to privatecompanies.The Government through MHLG is in the process of formulatingand finalisingthe Solid Waste Management Bill to be submittedand passed by the parliament.
LEGAL PROVISIONS FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT
Powers for waste management is sharedbetween Federal and State Goverments
Constitutional Provisions
a.
Federal List
 –trade, commerce and industry,including industries and industrial undertakings,dangerous trade, dangerous and inflammablesubstances.
b.
State List
 –Local Government including localgovernment services, obnoxious trades andpublic nuisances within local authorities.

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