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Commentary: Why Mahathir leaving may not solve Malaysiaís problems


Chin, J, Commentary: Why Mahathir leaving may not solve Malaysia's problems, Channel News Asia (CNA), Mediacorp, Singapore, 16 January (2020) [Newspaper Article]

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As the country trudges through a period of political transition, having an experienced hand may not be a bad thing, says James Chin.

Itís not even the end of January and the year is looking to be a messy one for politics in Malaysia. In early January, right-wing politician - Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra) vice-president Mohd Khairul Azam Abdul Aziz- wrote a letter to a public school in Puchong demanding they take down Chinese New Year (CNY) decorations because these were "unconstitutional" as they were an attempt to propagate a non-Islam religion to students.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:Malaysia, history, political development
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:Political systems
UTAS Author:Chin, J (Professor James Chin)
ID Code:138213
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:College Office - CALE
Deposited On:2020-03-27
Last Modified:2020-03-30

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