In response to the increased dynamism evident in Malaysian politics today, and in order to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of local elections in Penang and throughout the country, Penang Monthly completes herewith the two-part history of local elections in Penang.
As mentioned in the preamble to the first part, which was published in the November 2014 issue, there are many ways to write Penang’s complex history, and the development of local elections since the early 19th century is certainly as good a way as any other.
The revival of local elections
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