Towards a post-racialist Malaysia

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Yes, it is time for change in Malaysia. And with the advent of church burnings, time may be running out. At the same time, what is it that must change, and why only now?

To start with, let us look at the immediate conditions. The electoral results of March 8, 2008, were a direct though largely unanticipated response to the steady deterioration of accountability in government, the rising income gap, and the flagrant undermining of the country's once reputable institutions.

The opposition parties managed to capture the mood of the times, and after their electoral victories, they have allowed their successful campaign slogans to frame their policy statements.


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