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Saving Federalism in Malaysia

By Ooi Kee Beng [This article is part of ANU’s New Mandala “Malaysia after regime change” article series, edited by Greg Lopez] Malaysia had to begin life as a federation because, like all federations, its diversity of polity, culture, history, ethnicity and economy was simply too deep for a centrally controlled regime to be practicable. … Continue reading

More Federalism, Less Centralism

By Ooi Kee Beng. PEM July 2011 Editorial Malaysians are known to be multilingual as a rule, especially in urban or semi-urban areas where flows of cultures mingle. This mingling can take place in an ad hoc and spontaneous manner like at a market place; or in a more regularized way like at a work … Continue reading