In our cover story, Philip Khoo analyses the results of the general election. It wasn’t quite a new dawn but it was a liberation all the same, he said. We now need to rise above pursuing mere economic efficiency; we must promote a more holistic understanding of social solidarity to reduce inequalities and enhance capacities.
Abang Benet then goes on to describe how the BN bullied, bluffed and bribed their way to victory in Sarawak. For democrats in Sarawak, it was a missed opportunity to push forward the agenda of political and economic reform in a state saturated with political abuse and corruption.