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Assessing Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor

Assessing Pakatan Rakyat in Selangor

WHAT has the Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Selangor government achieved after two and a half years in power? If one relied on traditional media reports or Umno’s “Save Selangor” roadshow, the answer may well be, “Not very much”. But the reality is much more nuanced, as demonstrated in the book The Road to Reform: Pakatan Rakyat […]

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Fear of reform

Fear of reform

I REMEMBER as a child, every time my sisters or I misbehaved, my parents would threaten us with these six words guaranteed to induce good behaviour: “I’ll send you to reform school!” Of course, back then, I had little idea of what a “reform school” was, but from the way my parents brandished it, I […]

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What Najib needs

What Najib needs

A nice big hug (Pic courtesy of theSun) AND so, after holding the sceptre of power for five and a half years, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi now passes it to Datuk Seri Najib Razak. While Abdullah’s ascendance to power in 2003 was greeted with cheers from Malaysians, his retirement is being met with grave […]

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