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The People’s Tribunal on GE13

The People's Tribunal's found that that there are systemic flaws in the laws, processes and institutions entrusted to manage elections in Malaysia.

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Thailand’s ‘Days of our Strife’

It has all the ingredients of a daytime soap. But Thailand’s political drama is no work of fiction and makes for troubling viewing.

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The dark and treacherous road to Putrajaya

The "Kajang Move" undermines the essence of democracy and Malaysia's transition to a genuine two-party system, argues Azmil Tayeb.

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Malaysian elections, malapportionment, and redelineation

If the next redelineation exercise does not address malapportionment, it may be the end of reconciliation efforts

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Update – East Malaysia rising seminar

Dr. Arnold Puyok discusses recent developments in Sabah and Sarawak.

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MASSA 2013 – second call for papers

Malaysia and Singapore Society in Australia Colloquium 2013 -- extended deadline for abstracts.

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Rural votes in Malaysia

Rural votes the saviour of UMNO? Another analysis on how malapportionment and gerrymandering is distorting Malaysia's electoral outcomes.

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Clive Kessler’s analysis on UMNO’s strategy and a correction

Clive Kessler's analysis of Najib Razak's campaign strategy had obviously struck the nerve of some very powerful people.

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Malaysia’s GE13: What happened, what now? (part 2)

With great powers, comes great responsibility. Can the now clearly and explicitly dominant UMNO exercise good judgement?

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Malaysia’s GE13: What happened, what now? (part 1)

The real campaign all along was about the Malay votes on the peninsula.

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Malaysian women parliamentarians: why the different numbers?

The lack of concern on these numbers is indicative of how ingrained our belief that women’s issues are trivial.

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Revisiting “democracy in plural societies” in transforming Malaysia

Regime change in itself will not automatically bring the powerful state down, writes Kikue Hamayotsu

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Bersih’s impact on GE13

The critical question remains whether Bersih’s concerted efforts will actually bring some, if any institutional reform to Malaysia’s electoral system and process.

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GE13 and the politics of urban chauvinism

Politicians everywhere would be wise to examine their own shortcomings in addressing the needs and aspirations of rural constituents

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Whither UMNO’s neo-feudalism

Younger Malays, in general, both in rural and urban areas, are no longer emotionally attached to UMNO.

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Najib’s tightrope act

The dilemma for BN is abundantly clear with a risk of further alienating the already disgruntled moderate Malays and non-Malays.

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GE13 Malaysia – Kikue Hamayotsu

BN’s greatest strength is their ability to sustain massive party machines and patronage networks in order to generate loyalty.

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Pakatan Rakyat must rethink strategies

Barisan Nasional has managed to pocket 60 percent or 133 out of the total 222 seats by winning only 48 percent of the popular votes.

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The “Rakyat Tsunami” in Sabah

The results in Sabah showed the changing political ground even as the influence of the politics of development remained strong.

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Al-Qardawi’s ‘vote’ in GE13: Does it matter?

If there is one impact of Islam on the Muslim electorate is that leaders who have neglected Islamic ideals of good governance will be removed.

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How Malays voted at GE13

The new breed of Malays have their eyes now set on cosmopolitan leaders, regardless of which party they are from.

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Observations from Malaysia’s 2013 elections

Professor Ed Aspinall shares his views on Malaysia's general elections.

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Ghosts to citizens

The excrement that we dispose of quietly and in private is the very same substance that nurtures our national body.

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What about Bersih?

An important area for analysis is to understand the impact of Bersih on GE13.