Aliran has made a submission to the Committee for Institutional Reform pointing out the urgent need for greater decentralisation to achieve democracy and good governance. There were pointed out the following areas where decentralisation can start: delivery and treatment of water; garbage collection and sewerage; cleaning of roads, drains, rivers and seas;
disaster management including rescue in times of floods, fire prevention, natural disasters, and so on; public land transport (licensing and approving routes of stage buses, regulating school, tourist & factory buses, taxis).
ferry and river boat transport;
maternity clinics and providing primary health services;
social welfare services; and later
primary and secondary school too.