What is the meaning of Mahathir Mohamad’s return as Prime Minister of Malaysia? And what does it mean for the future of the country? In From High Hopes to Shattered Dreams? Azly Rahman argues that, as against a more fundamental transformation of Malaysian society, the change of government which took place post-GE14 has continued to reproduce old trends which have long kept Malaysia from the promise of an equal and forward looking nation, from a feudal mentality, to religious exclusivism, racial divisiveness and the continuing ‘bumi agenda’.
1. Malaysia ? Politics and government. 2. Malaysia ? Social conditions. 3. Political culture ? Malaysia.