May’s general election in Malaysia has been hailed as a turning point in the country’s history. For the first time since it has gained independence from the British, the election returned a different party to government than the traditional rulers, the Barisan Nasional.
The political mould
Azeem Ibrahim is Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Policy. He also is a research professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College.
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Originally appeared in Al Arabiya.