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Malaysia a showcase of democracy in the region


CONVENTIONAL wisdom has it that democracy is in retreat. Fortunately, some countries are bucking the trend. In a surprise victory for the opposition in this year’s general election, the people of Malaysia put an end to 60 years of one-party rule via the ballot box.

All politics is local but what happened in Malaysia resonates across South-East Asia, where democracy seems to be backsliding.

Letters , election reform

   

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