Authoritarian Populism in Malaysia by A. Munro-Kua

By A. Munro-Kua

Socio-economic and political concerns are handled selectively inside a chronological historic framework, masking the dramatic colonial influence of 1940-60 until eventually the current day. The country is tested from the viewpoint of social type in addition to communalism, to provide an explanation for the dominance of the ruling coalition over the 37 years on account that independence. the writer argues that authoritarian-populism is the concept most closely fits the plain paradox of a permanent regime through the poll field, and the wide regulations at the scope of democracy, fairly during the repressive gear of detention with no trial. The underlying topic is a critique and rationalization of Malaysia's human rights list.

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In the case of the dominant party, UMNO, it was a matter of creating an economic base from their position of political power. We will argue that constraints on this development were embedded in the accommodation of the Alliance itself. Tensions within UMNO developed as the aristocratic class fraction began to be challenged from within the party by the nascent Malay bourgeoisie. A number of characteristics emerged from the colonial pattern of development and the state which succeeded it. A key legacy of uneven development was a broad ethnic correlation with economic sector.

Smallholders comprised three- 28 Authoritarian Populism in Malaysia quarters of the Malay electorate, who were faced with low productivity and land fragmentation. 5 The domestic effect of having concentrated on export commodities was considerable. Having turned to rubber from rice growing, many smallholders found that in 1960, their initial advantage in rubber production had been reduced to roughly half that of estates, at 345 lbs per acre as against 676 lbs per acre respectively. This drop had been caused by the combined effect of colonial replanting restrictions (which discriminated in favour of estates against smallholders).

Other constitutional clauses which guaranteed fundamental democratic rights and freedoms were negated through these repressive enactments. On the initial basis of the Emergency even basic freedoms were conditioned by Article 149 as well as Article 150, providing the Executive with special powers to deal with an Emergency. There were in the two original Articles, certain safeguards to restrict the possibility of Executive abuse, but by 1960 these had been dispensed with in the Amendments of 1959.

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