Saturday, March 29, 2008

New language to conceptualise new situation

A journalist in her 20s and with a sharp mind recently consulted this blogger whether it is actually right to describe Penang, Kedah, Perak, Selangor and Kelantan as "Opposition-led" or "Opposition-controlled" states (or state governments"). The answer given to her is that it is more appropriate and accurate now to conceptualise and characterise these entities as states or state governments "led (or controlled) by the Federal (or Parliamentary) Opposition". The current situation in Malaysia is certainly more complex than the old and simplistic divide.

UKM' s academic seminar on general election


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