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Najib Razak

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Now’s not the time for Najib to call a GE

THE results of the Sarawak state elections last weekend were extraordinary in the sense that one cannot strictly say that they were expected. Nor can one claim that they were unexpected. This in truth reflects how uncertain things seemed during the 10 days of campaigning. Wishful thinking mixed freely with insider information, and strategic statements … Continue reading

BN feels the Sarawak heat

JUDGING from recent events, the ruling coalition in the Malaysian state of Sarawak is feeling very unsure of its ability to retain its two-third majority in tomorrow’s state election. Not only are the rallies of the Barisan Nasional (BN) not drawing the crowds, its candidates are failing to excite voters except through offers of money … 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’s Prime Minister, the new leader optimistically stated that he expected to reap greater success during his second year in office. … Continue reading