30 Jun '12, 5pm

Malaysia after regime change - by Ooi Kee Beng (TMI)

— Ooi Kee Beng The Malaysian Insider June 30, 2012 JUNE 30 — A dialogue about something as serious as regime change in Malaysia must examine at least two vast subjects. Firstly, a thorough and open discussion about the historical conditions under which the Federation of Malaya, and then Malaysia, was constructed is vital to any deep and practical understanding of the strengths and failings of the political structure as it exists today. Political solutions in times of inevitable change — as was the case in the region in the 1940s and 1950s — are about settlements between those wishing to cut losses and those seeking to maximise benefit. Those less able to make their voices heard were, simply put, left unheard. In such times, negotiations happen under threat, stress and duress; and the solution is a mixture of ad hoc measures and meticulous planning; and a blend of concessio...

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