Malaysian women’s rights activist Ivy Josiah managed the campaign of Maria Chin Abdullah, one of the most prominent civil society candidates in GE14. She talks to our own Kean Wong about what it means to be an activist–politician in Malaysia, and how regime change did not happen overnight.
GE14 at New Mandala
The new government can and should take the opportunity to rehabilitate Malaysia’s battered legal institutions.
Hishamuddin Rais was once put in jail by Mahathir Mohamad. He talks to our GE14 editor Kean Wong about why he was part of the fight to make Dr M prime minister again.
Barisan Nasional was in power for 60 years. How does an electoral authoritarian regime get defeated, and will similar regimes in the region follow?