Malaysia’s recent dramatic crackdown on public protest could force the prime minister to delay plans for an early election next year, after the events embittered the opposition and soured the public mood....
Taken from United States House of Representatives, October 17, 2007
Testimony of Bridget Welsh, Ph.D.
Southeast Asia Studies
Johns Hopkins University
The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
S.Subcommittee House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee onAsia, the Pacific and Global Environment
October 17, 2007
“Crisis in Burma: Can the U.S. Bring About a Peaceful Resolution?”
Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Manzullo, and members of the subcommittee,...
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