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We are equal only through our vote

By Ooi Kee Beng For The Edge Malaysia, December 25-31, 2017. Reprinted in Penang Monthly, February 2018. Freedom cannot be understood apart from power. Like with all good dichotomies, it is never clear where the one turns into the other, or lives off the other. Today, it is a staple in management courses and sloganeering … Continue reading

More bee than butterfly in this boxing ring

By Ooi Kee Beng For THE EDGE, Kuala Lumpur, 24 Feb 2013 Now when only weeks remain before the 13th general elections take place, it is interesting to see how Malaysia has irrefutably become a two-party state, with polarised arguments, populist policy contests, and uncertainty about who will gain the right to form the next … Continue reading

Singapore Election: A Lesson We Learned Earlier?

By Alan Ting for BERNAMA KUALA LUMPUR Tuesday, 17 May 2011– Although the People’s Action Party won more than two-thirds majority in the recent Singapore general election, its popular votes dropped and the opposition made inroads. There are a few reasons for this that political parties on this side of the causeway may want to digest … Continue reading

Not business as usual for PAP

SINGAPORE’S ruling People’s Action Party (PAP) has never been one to take chances. Believing in its ability to identify society’s best talents and recruit them into its ranks, the party developed scant respect for the electoral democracy inherent in the country’s political structure. Its ever powerful control of the mass media, its unconstrained changing of … Continue reading

Time to cast the ballots

TODAY, Singaporeans go to the polls. Nothing strange about that, they do this every fifth year or so. And given the dominance of the ruling People’s Action Party (PAP), its impressive track record of building the island state into a powerful economy, its control over the apparatus of state, its pre-emptive nature especially where elections … Continue reading

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