New Politics in Malaysia

New Politics in Malaysia
Date of publication:  2003
Number of pages:  319
Code:  BM233

About the publication

This collection of essays by some of Malaysias leading social scientists asks whether a new politics has emerged in Malaysia. Based on detailed empirical studies of the 1999 General Election and its results, the contributors delve into how the Reformasi movement and other developments prior to the election impacted on Malaysian politics at the national, state, and local levels. The editors argue that a new politics is in the offing in Malaysia through an ongoing process of contestation involving civil society in non-formal realms. What this sort of new politics portends for the future is elaborated in the book.


  • New Politics in Malaysia
  • Preliminary pages
  • 1. The Eve of the 1999 General Election: From the NEP to Reformasi, by Johan Saravanamuttu, author
  • 2. The Delineation of Peninsular Electoral Constituencies: Amplifying Malay and UMNO Power, by Lim Hong Hai, author
  • 3. The Role of Malaysias Mainstream Press in the 1999 General Election, by Mustafa K Anuar, author
  • 4. The Contest for Malay Votes in 1999: UMNOs Most Historic Challenge?, by Maznah Mohamad, author
  • 5. The Contest for Chinese Votes: Politics of Negotiation or Politics of Pressure?, by Ng Tien Eng, author
  • 6. Embracing the Challenge of Representation: The Womens Movement and Electoral Politics in Malaysia, by Tan Beng Hui, Cecilia Ng Choon Sim, authors
  • 7. The Multiple Roles of Rural Malay Women during the 1999 Election: The Case of FELDA J8, by Rashila Ramli, author
  • 8. Machang Bubuk: Changes in Voting Patterns, 199599, by Toh Kin Woon , author
  • 9. Developmentalism versus Reformism: The Contest for Bukit Bendera, 1999, by Francis Loh Kok Wah, author
  • 10. The Middle-Class Factor: Why the Barisan AlternatifFailed in Bayan Baru, by Johan Saravanamuttu, author
  • 11. Lessons from Sungai Siput, by Jeyakumar Devaraj, author
  • 12. The Melanau-Malay Schism Erupts Again: Sarawak at the Polls, by James Chin, author
  • 13. Electoral Politics in Sabah, 1999: Gerrymandering, Phantoms, and the 3Ms, by Francis Loh Kok Wah, author
  • 14. Towards a New Politics of Fragmentation and Contestation, by Francis Loh Kok Wah, author

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