One Party Rule Fades Away

By Wong Chin Huat

March 2013 FEATURE
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One-party rule was never declared in Malaysia, yet that was a fact that Malaysians lived with for over 40 years. But because it remained unstated, it is now able to pass away without the chaos that tends to accompany the decline of such a hegemony.It’s now the fifth anniversary of the political tsunami of March 8, 2008. It’s also the 50th anniversary of Malaysia, the 67th year of Umno and the 65th year of Umno’s one-party predominance in Malaysia.Just by...

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Wong Chin Huat

A political scientist by training, Wong Chin Huat is a fellow at the Penang Institute and a Bersih 2.0 steering committee member. One of his recent hobbies is walking on the streets without notifying the police.