Beyond GE15: Political Education and Malaysia’s Democratic Future

By Fauwaz Abdul Aziz

December 2022 FEATURE
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THE AFTERMATH OF the 15th General Election (GE15) saw former-sworn enemies shaking hands and talking of forming unity governments. This left the overwhelming majority of ordinary folk who practice our right to vote once every five years wondering: Is that it? Is that the extent of democratic participation and active citizenry?To be clear, each one of the 15.51 million ballots that were cast on (or before, as in the case of early and postal voters) November 19, 2022, was significant....

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Fauwaz Abdul Aziz

is a Projects Researcher at Penang Institute, and is currently completing his PhD dissertation in anthropology at the Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen–Nürnberg in Bayern, Germany.