Thinking Aloud

Time for Singapore and Malaysia to discard old stereotypes

KL's moves since May 9 polls raise hopes that the country will become a more just society based on rule of law

ST ILLUSTRATION: MANNY FRANCISCO
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The most surprising thing about Malaysia might yet come.

If the victory of the opposition coalition in the May 9 elections wasn't stunning enough, what happens next could top it.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 17, 2018, with the headline Time for Singapore and Malaysia to discard old stereotypes. Subscribe