Research publications

Malaysia’s 14th General Election (GE14) – The Contest for the Malay Electorate

Author(s)/Editor(s): John Funston
Date of publications: 2018
Publication type: Article

The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and its allies in the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition, known as the Alliance until 1974, dominated Malaysian elections for more than six decades. UMNO’s winning formula was based on massive support for the...

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The Smartphone as the “Weapon of the Weak”: Assessing the Role of Communication Technologies in Malaysia’s Regime Change

Author(s)/Editor(s): Dr Ross Tapsell
Date of publications: 2018
Publication type: Article

This paper examines the role of new communication technologies in the regime change of Malaysia’s 2018 elections. I argue that growing Internet penetration in semi-rural areas of Malaysia’s Peninsula “heartlands” allow for new forms of campaign message to...

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Engagement of Malaysian Studies in Australian Universities

Engagement of Malaysian Studies in Australian Universities

Author(s)/Editor(s): Tony Gu
Date of publications: 2017
Publication type: Government and community sector reports

This report will begin with an analysis into the current state of Malaysian studies in Australian universities, of which there is a low level of engagement. It will be followed by an analysis of factors contributing to this low level of engagement of...

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Like a Child with Two Parents: Race, Religion and Royalty on the Siam-Malaya Frontier, 1895-1902

Author(s)/Editor(s): Dr Amrita Malhi
Date of publications: 2015
Publication type: Article

Since 1957, Malaysian public life has been organized around a historic conflation of three important political themes: “race, religion and royalty”, or “3R”, all of which are purportedly championed and defended by the United Malays National Organisation (...

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