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UMNO turning right leads BN downhill

by Ooi Kee Beng For TODAY, 2 Sept 2011 On July 9, the streets of Kuala Lumpur played host to animated engagements between demonstrators and the police. Bersih 2.0, which started out as a simple and hesitant attempt to revive public interest in electoral reforms, became a huge demonstration that captured the imagination of many … Continue reading

Dr M: Politician to the Core

Review of A Doctor in the House: The Memoirs of Tun Dr Mahathir (MPH, 2011) This long-awaited autobiography is more about the political than the personal. By Ooi Kee Beng For The Star, Friday March 25, 2011 BELIEVE it or not, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has been a part of Malaysian politics since World War … Continue reading

Ghosts of Compromises Past – Malaysia and the Limits of Change

Trends in Southeast Asia Series: 9(2005), ISEAS, Singapore AT A DINNER given in his honour held on 31 October 2004 by the Mentri Besar of Perak state exactly one year after Abdullah Badawi became Malaysia‚Äôs Prime Minister, the new leader optimistically stated that he expected to reap greater success during his second year in office. … Continue reading