Infrastructure Disparities in Northern Malaysia

Siti Hadijah Che Mat, Mukaramah Harun, Wan Roshidah Fadzim, Mohd Saifoul Zamzuri Noor Norzita Jamil and Nor’Aznin Abu Bakar

This study examines the disparities of infrastructure in four states in Northern Peninsular Malaysia. This study used a primer data which is collected by using a face to face interview with a structure questionnaire on head of household at Kedah, Perlis, Penang and Perak. The list of respondents is provided by the Department of Statistics of Malaysia (DOS). The Department of Statistics of Malaysia (DOS) uses the population observation in 2010 to determine the respondents' home position. In order to see the disparity between the state, DOS has issued 400 respondents for urban and rural areas. The results of the study found in terms of transport infrastructure, most of the states show an equal percentage in term of the distance of their houses to the highway except for Perlis with 50% respondents’ house are more than 20km to the highway. The majority of respondents have a paved road to their houses, meanwhile it is noticed that in Kedah and Perak, 1.6% and 0.7% of the respondents have a red dirt road to their houses.

Volume 11 | 05-Special Issue

Pages: 657-662