August 2012 Vol. 17 No. 08
Malaysia: People’s mandate
Category: Malaysia, Global
By V G Kulkarni
Political scandals and a poor economy to influence the upcoming elections
Barring wars or major natural calamities, the fasting month of Ramadan is a period of quiet reflection in Muslim societies; most social and political activity comes to a standstill. But humdrum life never stands still: what was done openly before fasting began is pursued informally after breaking fast every night. And politics in Islamic societies is no exception. Before the Ramadan fast began in late July, the hot topic in Muslim-majority Malaysia was a looming general election.
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