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Misplaced Democracy: Malaysian Politics and People

Misplaced Democracy: Malaysian Politics and People

April 1, 2014 Misplaced Democracy: Malaysian Politics and People is the fruit of a three-year collaboration between academics who have chosen Malaysia as their specialty. Defined by its inter-disciplinarity and covering the fields of urban studies, political economy,...

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JOURNAL ARTICLES

Truce and Tales in New Malaysia: Happy First Anniversary

Truce and Tales in New Malaysia: Happy First Anniversary

The ASAN Forum, Vol 7 (4), June 2019 The expression “New Malaysia” or Malaysia Baharu emerged in 2016 as a semantic capsule for the democratic aspirations of the movement for electoral reform Bersih (“clean” in Malay), whose rally in November of that year brought more...

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The Downfall of Malaysia’s Ruling Party

The Downfall of Malaysia’s Ruling Party

Journal of Democracy, Vol 29(4), 114 - 128 October 2018 General elections in May 2018 saw the downfall of controversial prime minister Najib Razak—and an end to the monopoly on power enjoyed by the ethnonationalist United Malays National Organization (UMNO) for the...

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BOOK CHAPTERS

Malaysia: Gangster Boogie, Bosses And Politics

Malaysia: Gangster Boogie, Bosses And Politics

In F.Allum and S.Gilmour, Handbook of Organised Crime and Politics, Chapter 26 Edward Elgar 29 March, 2019 This chapter focuses specifically on the relationship between the organisation PEKIDA and its satellites, and the former ruling party UMNO (1957-2018). It...

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Gangsta & Politics in Malaysia

Gangsta & Politics in Malaysia

In S.Lemiere, Misplaced Democracy: Malaysian Politics and People, Chapter 5 SIRD, 2014 This chapter is a short exploration of the relationship between political parties, and more specifically UMNO, and gangs through the case study of Pekida. The articulation of this...

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INTERVIEWS

Exploring Politics: Why Malaysia?

In this interview, Sophie Lemière was interviewed by The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC). The Shorenstein APARC addresses critical issues affecting the countries of Asia, their regional and global affairs, and U.S.-Asia...

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The Politics of Gangsterism in Malaysia

In this interview, Sophie was interviewed by The Durian Heat. What and how it looks on the politics of gangsterism in Malaysia? Check the discussion with Arlene in this interview recordings!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDMQZAoGovk  

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