Malaysians Done Making Do

By Ooi Kee Beng

March 2013 EDITORIAL
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Everyone should be stunned by how anti-BN forces over the last few years have been able not only to hold their ground, but also to continue spreading a sense of empowerment throughout the country. My take on how this has been possible is two-fold. Firstly, we are not really talking about BN versus Pakatan. Pakatan’s parties were peripheral players anyway, until March 8, 2008.What happened that day was a revolt by voters – largely urbanites of all ethnic groups –...

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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: