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Compared to the long road ahead and the obstacles that are bound to be put up in the face of reform, winning power and taking over the government will seem a relatively easy task, observes Aliran member Farish Noor. Much more difficult will be having to dismantle the structures of power and knowledge that have grown sedimented for so long and overturning the dominant culture of racialised politics that has divided Malaysian society thus far.

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Some 20,000 ethnic Indians have been denied their right to identity and citizenship, says Ramdas Tikamdas. These are the “invisible Malaysians” who encounter unimaginable difficulties in accessing or are denied the fundamentals of human rights in education, health care, employment and housing.