Anatomy of an Electoral Tsunami
‘A magnificent tour de force of Malaysian politics leading up to the 9th May tsunami by three of our nation’s most prolific and respected commentators. Together, they took on the political establishment with courage, determined to speak truth to power as they saw it.
We owe men like these a debt of gratitude for keeping hope alive during some of our nations darkest moments and for helping us to better understand the personalities and the issues that were shaping political discourse at a critical time in our nation’s history.’
Dennis Ignatius, Former Ambassador
‘A commendable collection of articles focusing on the forces which created the historic GE14 result and bore the hopes of Malaysians for a New Malaysia.’
Lim Kit Siang
‘Sharp and incisive commentaries on the state of the nation and the events and key players that shaped the momentous outcome of GE14. Politically incorrect but more meaningful perspectives than you will find from Malaysia’s mainstream media.’
About the author
Lim Teck Ghee's career has straddled academia, civil society organisations and international development. He was awarded the Harry Benda Prize in Southeast Asian Studies for his work on the peasantry in colonial Malaya. He is presently a public policy analyst with a collection of his writings published recently as Challenging Malaysia’s Status Quo (SIRD, 2017).
S. Thayaparan is a retired Commander of the Royal Malaysian Navy and the first naval officer to read Law through self-study, subsequently being called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn. He served as a UN Volunteer in Sri Lanka acting as a liaison officer between the LTTE and International Agencies. He writes a regular column at Malaysiakini and is the author of No Country for Righteous Men and Other Essays in a Culture of Offendedness (SIRD, 2013).
Terence Netto has been a journalist for more than four decades, a span long enough to discover that observing people in power is fascinating but watching them exercise it is often abhorrent. He writes for Malay Mail and Malaysiakini.
|Author||Lim Teck Ghee • S. Thayaparan • Terence Netto|