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Hwok-Aun Lee
Opinion

Opinion

Hwok-Aun Lee

Can Mahathir’s government get Malaysians to believe in shared prosperity – regardless of race?

  • The ruling coalition’s road map for progress emphasises Bumiputra development, while establishing ‘decent living for all’ as a goal
  • But Malaysians don’t need to choose between needs-based and race-based policies – and Pakatan Harapan needs to show them both can coexist

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Posters of Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim at a 2018 rally in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Reuters

The Malaysian dilemma: can Mahathir and Anwar get Pakatan Harapan back on track?

  • The prime minister and the leader-in-waiting have seen much goodwill from last year’s stunning election win evaporate over succession squabbles and a lack of concrete reforms – and the opposition is gaining ground
  • Despite reassurances from the party leadership, some fear a return to the old rivalries between Mahatir and Anwar
Topic |   Malaysia

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