In the Shadow of Strongmen
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?
Lee Kuan Yew, Mahathir Mohamed, Malaysia, Singapore
Asian Studies | Political Science
Australian National University
City or Country
WELSH, Bridget, "In the Shadow of Strongmen" (2012). Research Collection School of Social Sciences. Paper 1296.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soss_research/1296