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Believe in miracles: why the 2013 Malaysian elections may surprise


James Brown


12 October 2012 12:24

While I was travelling in the US recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Sidney Jones, the International Crisis Group's senior adviser on Asia. Sidney is at the University of California in Berkeley researching, amongst other things, land disputes in Asia.

Sidney has a new paper on the upcoming Malaysian election, which is likely to be called for early 2013. The Malaysian governing coalition, the longest serving coalition in the world, has been in power since 1955 and Sidney concludes that it would 'take a miracle' for them to lose. Even so, some people believe this might just happen, and in this video Sidney explains why: