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Politics, pluralism and the polls : a changing scenario?
The March 8 general election in Malaysia is significant in many ways. It is also about and old rivalry between Abdullah Badawi and Anwar Ibrahim and what they represent. Both have much at stake. Abdullah will succeed if ...
Najib's UMNO : enter a new era
A new leader, Najib Tun Razak, has emerged in Malaysia to take the country into the next phase of nation-building. He has spoken of reform and change within the dominant party UMNO to preserve power. What challenges await ...
Singapore and the Middle East : launching the second wave
Singapore kicked off 2008 with what appears to be the second wave of its Middle East diplomacy. While there are clearly opportunities for Singapore’s public and private sectors in the Middle East, there is also scope for ...
Return of the Mahathir era
Malaysian politics : where to after the electoral shock?
The outcome of the 8 March general election in Malaysia has been tectonic. The deep inroads made by the opposition at the expnese of the formidable Barisan Nasional coalition have taken many by surprise. The post-election ...