After the elections: A new game begins

By Ooi Kee Beng

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BN may have retained federal power, but the status quo is nevertheless deeply altered. Looking at what has changed will provide us with more insight than looking at what has remained the same.Historical lines of conflictThe 13th General Elections held on May 5 this year did not bring about the change in government at the federal level which the opposition had hoped for. The only change in government to occur was in fact in Kedah, where Pakatan lost the second...

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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: