A regular New Mandala reader has sent me this link to blogger Jeff Ooi:
Popular Malaysian blogger Jeff Ooi running for the Democratic Action Party against UMNO’s Koh Tsu Koon who is presently the Chief Minister of Penang. It will be interesting to see if a non-Malaysian can break the UMNO stranglehold. However, Jeff is in a good position to promote pluralism through speaking Malay and being raised with Malay kids.
New Mandala is not contemplating entering the electoral arena, though we did have a vague hope of receiving a non-electoral appointment to the Thai senate.