Searching for the old Mahathir-Anwar glory days?

The federal Opposition’s election campaign will likely be about returning to the good times when many sense the economy was better and there was easy interaction among multiracial Malaysians. (Photo: Shafwan Zaidon).

Today I was quoted in an article in The Malay Mail Online by Ida Lim covering a forum, “GE14: The polls, the money, the stakes”, which was hosted yesterday by the Australian National University (ANU)’s Malaysia Institute and Gerakbudaya. I discuss how the Opposition’s strategy is to focus on the “glory days of the Mahathir-Anwar team” during Malaysia’s financial boom of the 1990s, and on promoting the narrative of past multiracial harmony.


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