Malaysian democracy is not lost

By Carolyn Hong

August 2013 ALL OVER THE PLACE
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What new trends have emerged from Malaysia’s tumultuous General Election in May? Some argue that this time around, local issues trump race.The dust had barely settled from Malaysia’s tumultuous General Election in May when the country found itself gearing up again for another poll. A by-election was called in July for the Kuala Besut seat after its assemblyperson, Dr A. Rahman Mokhtar, passed away. And of all states, it had to be in Terengganu.Terengganu had sprung the biggest surprise on...

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Carolyn Hong

lives in Ba Kelalan sometimes, in KL sometimes. A former journalist who once chased the big stories for a regional newspaper, she now hunts for the small stories in Malaysia’s smallest places.


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