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Malaysia one year after: an interview with Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar

Noh, Abdillah (2019) Malaysia one year after: an interview with Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar. Critical Asian Studies. ISSN 1472-6033 E-ISSN 1472-6033

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Abstract

Malaysia experienced the first change of government since its independence in 1957 when the Barisan Nasional (BN) was defeated by the Pakatan Harapan (PH, “Alliance of Hope”) coalition on May 9, 2018. The twist to the plot is that the PH victory was led by Dr Mahathir Bin Mohamad, who previously had served as prime minister for twenty-two years as a member of the BN. At ninety-three years old Mahathir broke his allegiance with the BN and the United Malay National Organisation (UMNO) - the major component party of the BN – to join hands with opposition leaders who were once his arch enemies. For insight on this political change and the challenges that the PH government faces, Abdillah Noh sat down for an interview with Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, who served in government roles for more than thirty years, including stints as Law, Foreign Affairs, and Home Minister. Like Dr Mahathir, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, along with other senior UMNO and BN leaders such as Rafidah Aziz,[1] Daim Zainuddin, [2] and Rais Yatim, [3] broke ranks during the last election and joined the PH.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 8401/72367
Uncontrolled Keywords: Malaysia, Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar, interview session
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Political Science
Depositing User: Dr Abdillah Noh
Date Deposited: 28 May 2019 10:45
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2019 09:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72367

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