Let's Perfect The Two-Party System

By Ooi Kee Beng

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The pattern of change in Malaysia became ever more discernible after the 13th General Election. While the ruling BN understandably wishes to describe its victory as a reversal of trends that became apparent in 2008, too many other movements are saying the opposite, which is that most electoral dynamics are actually going against it.Conservatives are not in an enviable position today, whichever camp they may come from. No matter how the political landscape is restructured to reflect public sympathy in...

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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: wikibeng.com