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Kedah the weakest link for PR in GE 13?
Kedah has been touted as one of the frontline states in Malaysia's 13th general elections, arguably at risk of being toppled by the Barisan Nasional. While this result is likely, the ability of PR to defend the state with ...
Umno, Islam and Malayness : going back to roots
The recently concluded UMNO general assembly was seen as a meeting of a Malay nationalist organisation rather than that of a ruling party in a multi-ethnic and multi-religious society.
Countering the ideology of hate : the tripartite approach
The world was rocked by two terrorist attacks over the past week: one in Kenya by Al-Shabaab which gunned down innocent civilians. The other was in Pakistan when the Tehrik-e-Taliban killed more than 91 Pakistani Christians. ...
The youth vote in GE 2013 : Kingmakers in the making?
The youth vote will be among the key deciding factors in the 13th general election in Malaysia. How they vote will play a crucial part in defining the electoral outcome in the frontline states and shaping the nature of ...
13th Malaysian elections : evolving landscape of Malaysian politics
Malaysia's 13th general elections have been described as the hardest fought in the history of the country. The close nature of the contest is likely to result in the re-shaping of Malaysian politics and have long term ...
Whither Malaysia : rethinking ethnic politics
The outcome of the 13th Malaysian general election, while not completely unexpected, reflects some trends that leaders of both the ruling and opposition coalitions must seriously consider. Top of these concerns are the ...