Pakatan Rakyat

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GE13 a war of symbols and slogans

By Ooi Kee Beng | 9:49AM May 2, 2013 For Malaysiakini.com These critical days, if one reads – and believes – the Malaysian mainstream media, which seem to have thrown off all pretense of being anything other than BN propaganda machines, one must draw the conclusion that Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s presidential style election … Continue reading

Managing change the main task for next government

By Ooi Kee Beng For THE EDGE, Malaysia, 1-7 April 2013 ABOUT 2,500 years ago, the great Greek Heraclitus famously noted in one of philosophy’s greatest truisms that “no man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man”. (No doubt, several Chinese … 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

Anwar acquittal boosts Malaysia’s opposition

By Dr Ooi Kee Beng (9 January 2012) for BBC Online To the great surprise of many of his followers, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was found not guilty of the sodomy charge brought against him by a former aide. High Court judge Zabidin Mohamad Diah declared him innocent early on Monday morning, while huge … Continue reading

Will Najib’s election goodies be enough?

By Ooi Kee Beng For TODAY, Oct 10, 2011 THE ANNUAL BUDGET is a powerful weapon for the Malaysian government, and never more so than when national elections are impending. Mr Najib Razak’s third budget as Prime Minister, announced last Friday, definitely signals that elections are indeed on the way. Beleaguered as his government must … 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