The heavy fall of the Barisan Nasional revives the process of national liberation, and challenges Malaysians to free their minds.
MAYBE IT WAS because the transition took so long, and opposition parties had had a chance to rule certain states for two terms and made change in government an acceptable event. Maybe it was because the fear that Malaysians have a hidden tendency for violent rioting is simply a bad myth kept alive by a federal government that concentrated power into itself following the 1969 racial killings. Maybe it was because Najib Razak’s administration had brought profound shame on his countrymen. Maybe Malaysians had matured on the sly more than even they themselves had realised.
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