COMMENT | Malaysia must see full recovery of democracy, or risk ethnic and religious strife.
COMMENT | 'A tainted system breeds only cynicism, not the moral authority to govern.'
COMMENT | This case turns really on a simple, but very tricky, little word: ‘or’, in Malay ‘atau’.
ANALYSIS How will Umno use its suddenly, and perhaps unexpectedly, augmented domination of the nation’s political life?
ANALYSIS Paradoxically, an electorally weakened Umno emerged politically even more dominant than it had been before.
BOOK REVIEW Zaid argues that no clear Malaysian identity can be established so long as Malays remain confused...
COMMENT Clean and proper elections, the very best that can be achieved in a messy and imperfect world, are necessary in any modern democracy.
COMMENT There are ‘winnable’ seats - seats that can be won. But there is no such thing as a ‘winnable’ candidate.
COMMENT There is basic disagreement about what those agreements are, what they provide, what their terms precisely specify.