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Malaysia — democracy and the end of ethnic politics?
In this article I discuss Malaysia's turning point moments – the March 8th General Election and the August 26th by-election which respectively saw the opposition's ascendancy and Anwar Ibrahim'sExpand
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The Ascendance of Bureaucratic Islam and the Secularization of the Sharia in Malaysia
Although Malaysia is not an overwhelmingly large Muslim-majority country, an extensive religious bureaucracy based on the Sharia1 has . been put in place as part of its vigorous state IslamizationExpand
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Malay/Malaysian/Islamic: four genres of political writings and the postcoloniality of autochthonous texts
The hardened and circumscribed reality of being Malay in Malaysia is conditioned upon a historical, constitutional, statistical and normative definition of that identity. This essay explores theExpand
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Ethnicity and Inequality in Malaysia: A Retrospect and a Rethinking.
This paper examines the role of Malaysia’s New Economic Policy (NEP) in contributing to the absence of widespread inter-ethnic violence in the country since 1969. The paper begins by discussingExpand
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Family ambiguity and domestic violence in Asia: Reconceptualising law and process
The book Family Ambiguity and Domestic Violence in Asia (2013; Brighton: Sussex University Press) raises pertinent questions as to why the incidence of domestic violence has remained as a continuingExpand
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Towards a Human Rights Regime in Southeast Asia: Charting the Course of State Commitment
Introduction Today, in Southeast Asia, redress of human rights violations may be far from being realized. However, following the Asian financial crisis in 1997 there has been modest progress in termsExpand
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While the Asian financial crisis had ebbed by late 1999, Malaysia was still raging with its own political turmoil. Long after former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim had been sacked andExpand
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