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By Bridget Welsh

Silver linings in a GE13 without gold

COMMENT The dust is beginning to settle one week after the dirtiest election in the country's history. Some of the dirt will stick, while others will hopefully wash away as the memory of the election fades.

My earlier pieces have focussed on the questions about the electoral process and impact of an Umno ‘victory'. Here I turn to the effects of the election on the expansion of democracy in Malaysia.

The message is one of strength, not weakness, or hope, rather than despair.