Malaysia — democracy and the end of ethnic politics?

  title={Malaysia — democracy and the end of ethnic politics?},
  author={M. Mohamad},
  journal={Australian Journal of International Affairs},
  pages={441 - 459}
  • M. Mohamad
  • Published 2008
  • Political Science
  • Australian Journal of International Affairs
  • 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's political comeback. The opposition's ability to gain an ‘optimum multiethnic consensus’ had denied the incumbent of its unbroken two-thirds majority win. Its coalition arrangement was presented as a credible alternative to the 51 year-old winning but increasingly fractured coalition of the incumbent. In… CONTINUE READING
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