Author: Keith Leong Yu Keen, IDEAS Fellow

The Future of Pakatan Rakyat: Lessons from Selangor is a study on recent political developments in Malaysia, focusing on The Pakatan Rakyat coalition in Selangor. It is also an exploration of why effective opposition to the ruling Barisan Nasional has been so difficult thus far. Drawing upon previous scholarship on Malaysian politics, the author posits that this is due to the Malaysian state’s “syncretic” nature, in that its diversity makes a coherent struggle against the incumbents difficult. Nevertheless, the unprecedented changes in the Pakatan Rakyat parties and thorough socio-political change in Malaysian Society have made this possible for the first time.

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