Prominent scholars across the political divide and academic disciplines analyse how the dominant political parties in Malaysia and Singapore, United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and the People’s Action
Party (PAP), have stayed in power. With a focus on developments in the last decade and the tenures of Prime Ministers Najib Tun Razak and Lee Hsien Loong, the authors offer a range of explanations for how these regimes have remained politically resilient.
The book is edited by Greg Lopez of Murdoch University and Bridget Welsh of John Cabot University.
Contributors include R. Rueban Balasubramaniam of Carleton University, John Funston of the Australia National University, David Martin Jones of University of Queensland, Gaik Cheng Khoo of the University of Nottingham-Malaysia, Lee Soo Ann of the National University of Singapore, Terence Lee of Murdoch University, Mohamed Ariff of the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance/INCEIF, Lily Zubaidah Rahim of the University of Sydney, Amri Baharuddin Shamsul of the National University of Malaysia (UKM), Bilveer Singh of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and the National University of Singapore, Ross Tapsell of the Australian National University, Sarawak’s Wee Chong Hui, formerly of Universiti Teknologi MARA, Meredith Weiss of SUNY-Albany, Amanda Whiting of Melbourne Law School’s Asian Law Centre and Steven CM Wong of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia.