Pakatan Harapan supporters celebrate the coalition’s victory in Malaysia’s 2018 general election. Photo: Reuters
Charles Santiago
Opinion

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On Reflection by Charles Santiago

Mahathir’s Pakatan Harapan has mixed track record on changing human rights laws in Malaysia – but progress takes time

  • A year ago, the new government took power on the back of a progressive manifesto that promised freedom from discrimination – but reforming 61 years of authoritarian rule under the Barisan Nasional coalition will not happen overnight, writes Charles Santiago
  • This is the eighth of a series of essays by well-known Malaysians to be published in the run-up to May 9, the anniversary of the country’s first change of government

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Pakatan Harapan supporters celebrate the coalition’s victory in Malaysia’s 2018 general election. Photo: Reuters
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (centre) and other members of Pakatan Harapan celebrate after last year’s elections. Photo: EPA
Steven Sim
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Opinion

Steven Sim

Lessons learned from a year at Malaysia’s levers of power

  • This is the third of a series of essays by well-known Malaysians to be published in the run-up to May 9, the anniversary of the country’s first change of government.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (centre) and other members of Pakatan Harapan celebrate after last year’s elections. Photo: EPA
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