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Training the spotlight on the Barisan, Martin Jalleh feels the MIC does not have much of a future, thanks to its long-serving president, Samy Vellu, who could sink the party along with himself. 

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am cover 29: 7In our cover story Anil Netto looks at the Pakatan Rakyat’s economic orientation and questions whether its pro-business policies are compatible with pro-people sustainable development.

Within the Pakatan, Pas appears to be speaking with different voices to different constituencies, observes Farish Noor, who says the party can and should play a key role in determining the development of democracy in Malaysia.

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“He has defeated the lion, he is our dragon” – Sungai Siput voter

Probably the most-watched general election battle was the Sungai Siput contest in which underdog Dr Jeyakumar Devaraj sensationally upset the MIC strongman Samy Vellu. Kumar’s sister, Prema Devaraj, provides an enthralling account for Aliran Monthly of her involvement, alongside the people of Sg Siput, in this amazing campaign.

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KumarJeyakumar Devaraj will go down in history as having all but ended MIC president Samy Vellu’s 30-year-long political career. The Sungai Siput MP
and founding member of the Malaysian Socialist Party (and Aliran member) talks to theSun’s R Nadeswaran and Terence Fernandez.

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