Catharsis The Rebirth of Malaysia Finally Begins

By Ooi Kee Beng

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  This article first appeared in our June 2018 issue. In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we put together for you in this issue some of our most memorable articles. 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....

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: