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Where does Malaysia go from GE13?

Where does Malaysia go from GE13?

SOME countries move from relatively democratic systems to more authoritarian ones such as Malaysia in the 1970s. Others from authoritarianism toward democracy. What can the experiences of these other countries tell us about where we go from GE13? And what choices lie ahead of those who want change?

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The stories of Bersih 3.0

The stories of Bersih 3.0

IF you’re a Malaysian reading this, you will have seen what happened at Bersih 3.0. Whether or not you were in Kuala Lumpur on 28 April, or glued to Facebook or Twitter, you must have encountered images, videos, or reports of the colossal rally that started as a festive sit-in and ended in tear gas. [...]

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Three things I like about the Peaceful Assembly Bill

Three things I like about the Peaceful Assembly Bill

MUCH has been said about how undemocratic the Peaceful Assembly Bill is. I beg to differ. On the contrary, three very good aspects of the Peaceful Assembly Bill have been missed by commentators. Here they are: More religious The Bill promotes a religious society. We all know how important religion is to ensure that we [...]

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<em>Uncommon Sense</em> with Wong Chin Huat: Lessons from the Seksualiti Merdeka controversy

Uncommon Sense with Wong Chin Huat: Lessons from the Seksualiti Merdeka controversy

Open-ended vs. close-ended democracy?

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Green voters hunting for green reps

Green voters hunting for green reps

RUMOURS have been rife since late 2010 that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak might call for the 13th general election by this year before the economy takes a worse turn. As such, not just political parties but civil society has been gearing up for an impending election. Among the civil society groups are a group of [...]

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Remembering the Perak crisis

Remembering the Perak crisis

IT’S been almost two years since Barisan Nasional (BN) wrested the Perak government from Pakatan Rakyat (PR) but does anyone still care to remember? And how would we choose to remember it? If, as the saying goes, “History is written by the victors”, then the history of the Perak takeover would probably go like this: [...]

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