Urus tadbir sebuah bandaraya Islam Malaysia: Kajian kes di Kota Bharu, Kelantan

Suhana Saad, and Marsitah Mohd Radzi, (2009) Urus tadbir sebuah bandaraya Islam Malaysia: Kajian kes di Kota Bharu, Kelantan. Geografia : Malaysian Journal of Society and Space, 5 (3). pp. 8-25. ISSN 2180-2491


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Governance in Malaysia is rather unique in that it is based on the socio-political system of the country and of the states within the country. It is thus within this praxis that the current Chief Minister of the opposition state of Kelantan forwarded a proposal of transforming the state’s city capital of Kota Bharu into an Islamic city with the slogan “developing with Islam”. The tagline, in a nutshell, means that Islamic values should define and shape the city way of life. This paper takes a closer look at the making of Kota Bharu into an Islamic city and assesses, in particular, its implications on the governance of the city by the Kota Bharu-Islamic City Council (MPKB-BRI). The MPKB-BRI governance philosophy has a fivefold principles, namely, knowledge, compliance, welfare, hygiene, and wellbeing. These should infuse the city’s development planning processes (development management, human development, economic development, and physical development) with desirable, relevant and applicable Islamic precepts. The city’s development plan is divided into two phases, the first (2006-2010) which emphasises on a public awareness raising programme about the Islamic city’s fivefold philosophy, and the second (2011-2015) which emphasises on the actual living up to the Islamic values the city embodies. The paper sums up that the greatest challenge in accomplishing the Islamic city mission of Kota Bharu is to ensure that the city’s populace properly understand the philosophy underlining an Islamic city which the MPKB-BRI is assigned to realise

Item Type:Article
Keywords:city development; city governance; city planning; Islamic city philosophy; Islamic values; public awareness programme
Journal:Geografia ; Malaysian Journal of Society and Space
ID Code:1747
Deposited By: mr Mustaffa Abu Bakar
Deposited On:10 Jun 2011 07:24
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