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Why Mahathir is at the centre of Malaysia’s opposition power play


Chin, J, Why Mahathir is at the centre of Malaysia's opposition power play, the interpreter, Lowy Institute for International Policy, Sydney, NSW, 19 July 2017, pp. 1-3. (2017) [Newspaper Article]

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Last week marked a milestone in Malaysian politics. After nearly a year of sometimes acrimonious negotiations, the opposition alliance, Pakatan Harapan (PH), finally announced its top three office holders. Anwar Ibrahim was made ketua umum (de facto leader), the former Malayasian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad became PH chairman, and Dr Wan Azizah (Anwar’s wife) was named PH’s president. The key sticking point in the negotiations had been deciding the positions of Mahathir Mohammad and Anwar Ibrahim. These two Malay leaders are widely seen to be as the only politicians who can bring PH to within striking distance of ousting incumbent Prime Minister Najib Razak and the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition that has been in power since independence in 1957.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:mahathir, malaysia
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:Government and politics of Asia and the Pacific
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Government and politics not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Chin, J (Professor James Chin)
ID Code:121984
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2017-10-24
Last Modified:2017-10-30

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