Monday, May 27, 2013

Sedition in Malaysia

The uproar over Malaysia’s disputed election shows few signs of abating after the government charged three outspoken opposition figures with sedition, an antiquated and much maligned law primarily used to quell dissent. The crackdown comes amid accusations of vote rigging during the May 5 ballot that saw the incumbent National Front coalition — in power since independence from Britain in 1957 — return with Prime Minister Najib Razak still at the helm. The turmoil provides more evidence that Malaysian democracy, long lauded as a beacon of progress and multiculturalism in Asia, is anything but secure. Time
Malaysia missed the opportunity in 1998 to transformed their politics. They did manage to ride over the Asian Financial Crisis during that time. 

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