Author: Johan Saravanamuttu

Malaysia’s Umno in survival mode 3

Malaysia’s Umno in survival mode

Umno faces the rise of an unprecedented number of young and more urbanised voters who have little appetite for neither its old-style racial politics nor its ersatz Islamism, writes Johan Saravanamuttu, who witnessed the...

Can Umno re-invent itself? 3

Can Umno re-invent itself?

Many problems continue to trouble Umno and despite Najib’s best efforts, the party seemingly lacks the infusion of new blood, new ideas and strategies to deal with the Opposition, writes Johan Saravanamuttu.

The “Badawied” political transition 0

The “Badawied” political transition

 Johan Saravanamuttu discusses the “Badawied” political transition, during which neither Abdullah Badawi nor Mahathir realised that the rakyat have tired of racial politics.  

Malaysia at 50: Things fall apart? 0

Malaysia at 50: Things fall apart?

In these trying times, the best sadly lack all convictions, while the worst are full of passionate intensity, laments Johan Saravanamuttu, as he reflects on 50 years of Independence and 44 years of Malaysia. 

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