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Malaysia: The Rise of Najib and 1Malaysia


Chin, JU, Malaysia: The Rise of Najib and 1Malaysia, Southeast Asian Affairs pp. 165-179. ISSN 0377-5437 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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The year 2009 will be remembered for Malaysia's first political dynasty coming to fruition. Najib Tun Razak, the son of Abdul Razak who was Malaysia's second Prime Minister, became Malaysia's sixth PM. His predecessor paid the price for losing the March 2008 General Elections and was forced to resign. At the start of the year, the People's Pact (PR or Pakatan Rakyat) under Anwar Ibrahim appeared to still have the political momentum generated by the general elections. However, as the year progressed, it was clear that Najib managed to get the upper hand over Anwar and the opposition.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
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, JU (Professor James Chin)
ID Code:99662
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2015-03-31
Last Modified:2015-04-13

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