Najib Razak gestures as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on May 24, 2018. Najib is Malaysia’s first former prime minister to go to prison, a mighty fall for the veteran politician whose father and uncle were the country’s second and third prime ministers respectively. Photo: AP
Najib Razak gestures as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on May 24, 2018. Najib is Malaysia’s first former prime minister to go to prison, a mighty fall for the veteran politician whose father and uncle were the country’s second and third prime ministers respectively. Photo: AP
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Letters | Despite Najib’s imprisonment, feudalism will persist in Malaysian politics

  • As long as the pre-eminence of the state sultanate system and king is underscored by Malay identity politics and political Islam, feudalism will continue
  • Besides, it is not yet clear former prime minister Najib Razak’s political influence has dwindled

Najib Razak gestures as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on May 24, 2018. Najib is Malaysia’s first former prime minister to go to prison, a mighty fall for the veteran politician whose father and uncle were the country’s second and third prime ministers respectively. Photo: AP
Najib Razak gestures as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, on May 24, 2018. Najib is Malaysia’s first former prime minister to go to prison, a mighty fall for the veteran politician whose father and uncle were the country’s second and third prime ministers respectively. Photo: AP
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