September 16, 2021
Other Event in Australia
The Sydney Southeast Asia Centre (SSEAC) will organize a webinar entitled “Malaysia’s back to the future: The pandemic crisis, a new prime minister from UMNO, and a repudiation of the historic 2018 elections?” on September 16, 2021, at 10:00 am (Kuala Lumpur/Manila/Singapore Time).
Malaysia’s unprecedented third change of government in the space of less than three years has clouded the nation’s future amid an untamed pandemic. Is today’s turmoil a painful transition to democracy, or is it a return to the authoritarianism and Malay supremacist politics stalled in 2018? As Malaysia fights to contain the soaring human toll of the pandemic, and works to revive a blighted economy, is Malaysia a unique case in the region or just part of the region’s receding from democracy and economic progress?
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