Malaysia: the 2020 putsch for Malay Islam supremacy

@article{Chin2020MalaysiaT2,
  title={Malaysia: the 2020 putsch for Malay Islam supremacy},
  author={James Chin},
  journal={The Round Table},
  year={2020},
  volume={109},
  pages={288 - 297}
}
  • James Chin
  • Published 3 May 2020
  • Political Science
  • The Round Table
ABSTRACT Many people were surprised by the sudden fall of Mahathir Mohamad and the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government on 21 February 2020, barely two years after winning the historic May 2018 general elections. This article argues that the fall was largely due to the following factors: the ideology of Ketuanan Melayu Islam (Malay Islam Supremacy); the Mahathir-Anwar dispute; Mahathir’s own role in trying to reduce the role of the non-Malays in the government; and the manufactured fear among the… 

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