Francis Loh analyses current events, including the sedition crackdown, and explains that what is happening is an ongoing contestation behind New Politics and the reactionary Old Politics.
Author: Francis Loh
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Much more needs to be done to create fair and equal opportunities and this move must extend to other government agencies as well, says Francis Loh.
Given that our average spending on education as a percentage of government expenditure is among the highest in the world, we are not seeing the result, notes Francis Loh.
Francis Loh envisages an emerging struggle between the New Politics, which crosses ethno-religious boundaries, and the Old Politics of racism, cronyism, and widening socio-economic disparities.
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