The Malay supremacy gambit — How far will it go under Najib Razak?

How far will current Prime Minister Najib Razak allow for the strategy of Malay Supremacy to prevail in Malaysia?

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Anticorruption reform in a setting of widespread corruption — The case of Malaysia

Top-down anticorruption reform measures in Malaysia are unlikely to be genuine as they undermine the basis of the ruling party’s access and control of patronage and power. This is compounded by the majority of Malaysians ambivalence towards patronage and corruption.

In Malaysia, there is only UMNO

International supporters of Barisan Nasional - Malaysia’s longstanding ruling coalition – maybe pleased to see the demise of Pakatan Rakyat, Malaysia’s most successful opposition coalition. It justifies their bets on Prime Minister Najib Razak and his party (UMNO, the United Malays National Organisation) the backbone of the Barisan Nasional.