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Malaysia

Aliran publishes book analysing GE14

Francis Loh speaks during the book launch for ‘Regime Change in Malaysia’ in Kuala Lumpur September 22, 2018. — Picture by Razak Ghazali
Francis Loh speaks during the book launch for ‘Regime Change in Malaysia’ in Kuala Lumpur September 22, 2018. — Picture by Razak Ghazali

The book by the non-governmental organisation titled Regime Change in Malaysia: 60 Years of Umno-BN Rule End discusses key issues surrounding the 2018 election and includes research on women, youth and ethnic voting patterns and other factors which brought the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition into power.

The book’s editor and former Aliran president Francis Loh said the book enables readers to reflect on what had been achieved by the people in the election and the peaceful transition of power.

“This is because have achieved a lot by bringing about a peaceful transition to a new government. What is also important is that we have people from the different races that cooperate in the transition.

“However there are still major issues such as electoral and economic reforms that needed to be done.”

The book comprises 40 chapters from some 30 writers including political analysts, academics, political observers and youth. It is published by Gerakbudaya and edited by Francis and Anil Netto.

The book can be purchased at Gerakbudaya bookstore and Aliran’s office in Penang for RM45.

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