Title

In the Shadow of Strongmen

Publication Type

Magazine Article

Publication Date

11-2012

Abstract

In the last few years, both Malaysia and Singapore have been undergoing political liberalisation, evident from the increasing parliamentary representation of the opposition and more open political discussion. Yet, with this opening, the challenges the two neighbours face in liberalising are becoming clearer. One of the main obstacles involves dealing with the legacies of Lee Kuan Yew and Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, as their imprint on politics continues to overshadow current transformations. How do the legacies of the two strongmen constrain contemporary political change?

Keywords

Lee Kuan Yew, Mahathir Mohamed, Malaysia, Singapore

Discipline

Asian Studies | Political Science

Research Areas

Political Science

Publication

New Mandala

Publisher

Australian National University

City or Country

Canberra

Additional URL

http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/newmandala/2012/11/02/in-the-shadow-of-strongmen/

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