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The age of the decline of democratisation

Ooi Heng  |  Published:  |  Modified:

COMMENT On Aug 10, 2015, which was Anwar Ibrahim’s 68th birthday, there were two groups of “big shots” in the international community demanding that the Malaysian government releases the jailed former opposition leader.

On the one hand, there were famous politicians, worldwide, urging the Malaysian government to release Anwar from jail unconditionally and immediately, while, on the other, there were intellectuals, academicians and social activists condemning the "politically-motivated" charges against Anwar.

Among them, there was a Japanese-American political scientist, Francis Fukuyama, who published his essay, 'The End of History?' in the 1980s, which raised heated discussions.

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