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The Resource The unrealized Mahathir-Anwar transitions : social divides and political consequences, Khoo Boo Teik, (electronic resource)

The unrealized Mahathir-Anwar transitions : social divides and political consequences, Khoo Boo Teik, (electronic resource)

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The unrealized Mahathir-Anwar transitions : social divides and political consequences
Title
The unrealized Mahathir-Anwar transitions
Title remainder
social divides and political consequences
Statement of responsibility
Khoo Boo Teik
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The failure of two expected transitions of leadership from Dr Mahathir Mohamad to Anwar Ibrahim (in 1998 and 2020) are traceable beyond their personal entanglements to the social divides and political currents of their time. The unrealized transitions are symptomatic of UMNO's dynamic of 'dysfunctional succession'. Under Mahathir, the party split. Under Najib, it was defeated. The condition persists as the current prime minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, has not even appointed a deputy prime minister after being in power for fifteen months. The unrealized transitions were a setback for a 'reform agenda', which Anwar Ibrahim articulated, but which emerged from dissident movements for diverse reforms. These movements helped the multiethnic, socially inclusive, opposition to win the 14th General Election. They are only seemingly dormant because of the pandemic. The Pakatan Harapan regime had the best chance to supply a fresh vision, deeper social understanding, and commitment to reform. The present Perikatan Nasional regime's fixation on 'Malayness' overlooks twenty years of intense intra-Malay conflicts that began with the failure of the first transition. As the '7th Prime Minister', Mahathir had a rare chance to redeem himself from major errors of his first twenty-two-year tenure. He squandered his chance by not honouring the Pakatan Harapan transition plan. Anwar Ibrahim's opponents mock him for being obsessed with wanting to be prime minister. Yet they obsessively fear his becoming prime minister. Anwar may be twice loser in political succession but 'the spectre of Anwar' still haunts Malaysian political consciousness.--
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1955-
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Khoo, Boo Teik
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Trends in Southeast Asia
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
Series volume
2021, issue 15
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  • Malaysia
  • Malaysia
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The unrealized Mahathir-Anwar transitions : social divides and political consequences, Khoo Boo Teik, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9789815011012/type/BOOK
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9789815011012
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (36 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789815011005
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1265516276
Label
The unrealized Mahathir-Anwar transitions : social divides and political consequences, Khoo Boo Teik, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9789815011012/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9789815011012
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (36 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789815011005
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1265516276

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