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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 and politics in Malaysia

In S. Lemière, 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

Podcast – Malaysia’s new King

In this episode of Globe Unpacked, we discuss Donald Trump's many court cases; Liberia's imminent run-off election between President George Weah and challenger Joseph Boakai; and Malaysia expert Sophie Lemière tells us about the Southeast Asian nation's unique...

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What Political Consultancy Is Like

  How do you manage all the balancing factors of working in an industry as complicated as politics? Well, sometimes you need a little help. Dr. Sophie Lemiere, director of political consultancy firm SoCo, takes us through what political consultancy entails and...

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Let’s Talk: Digital cultural archive – Astro AWANI

Sharaad Kuttan speaks to political anthropologist Sophie Lemière, founder of World Wonderers, about its cultural heritage preservation and community empowerment project in Sabah and Sarawak called PITCH - Preservation of Indigenous Intangible Traditions and Cultural...

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