A history of local elections in Penang Part II: A legacy to protect

By Koay Su Lyn, Steven Sim

December 2014 COVER STORY
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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...

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Koay Su Lyn

reads and writes of the past to make sense of the present. She is a research analyst in the History and Heritage Programme of Penang Institute.

Steven Sim

is the MP for Bukit Mertajam and Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports.