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Ignore the deep state at your peril

Steve Oh
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COMMENT | Ignore the deep state at your peril. This is the warning in recent times against those who promulgate unpopular policies for the government and those who don’t want the new government to succeed in creating a better Malaysia for everyone

While Umno is the traditional face of the Malay agenda and its flag bearer, the deep state lurks within and without political parties and the establishment. Hence the notion of ‘a state within the state.’ It is thought of as the fourth arm of government.

Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah and DAP leader Lim Kit Siang have highlighted the blight of the deep state in forestalling and undermining institutional reforms, and even doing its utmost to topple the year-old Harapan government... 

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