Bridget Welsh is a Visiting Professor at John Cabot University, a Senior Research Associate at NTU, a Senior Associate Fellow THC and a University Fellow of CDU. She analyzes Southeast Asian politics, especially Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia. She is committed to engagement, fostering mutual understanding and empowerment.
Daily archive Nov 11, 2012

Obama’s victory of hope over hate

From Malaysiakini.com When the presidential election was finally called, the results confirmed what most people expected – Barack Obama was returned to office for another four years. It was not quite the nail-biter the media hyped it up to be, but there certainly were moments of uncertainty and anxiety on both sides. In terms of...

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Looking within: dominant party de-alignment in Malaysia and Singapore

From East Asia Forum Singapore and Malaysia have long been touted as success stories. There is much to acknowledge — rising incomes, steady economic growth, improvements in infrastructure, stability and cordial ethnic relations immediately come to mind. These changes have been accompanied by the dominance of one party politically: the People’s Action Party (PAP) in...

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