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Malaysian Chinese Association Politics a Year Later: Crisis of Political Legitimacy


Chin, JU, Malaysian Chinese Association Politics a Year Later: Crisis of Political Legitimacy, The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, 99, (407) pp. 153-162. ISSN 0035-8533 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/00358531003656255


This paper looks at the politics of the Malaysian Chinese Association, the main party representing the Chinese community, in the ruling Barisan Nasional, one year after the March 2008 general election. Recent developments over the last few months indicate that the party has lost its political legitimacy. The paper argues that the crisis of political legitimacy can be traced back to the ideology of Ketuanan Melayu and the introduction of the New Economic Policy in 1971.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Malaysian Chinese Association, Chinese politics, political legitimacy, Ong Tee Keat, Chua Soi Lek
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:99669
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:School of Humanities
Deposited On:2015-03-31
Last Modified:2016-08-22

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