The results of the 14th general elections took everyone, the voters, the voted, the winners, the losers and even the rest of the world by surprise. The complexity of facts, fictions, perceptions and perspectives in making sense of the forthcoming 14thGE are intricate.
“The present book, Democracy at Work, edited by Prof. Azizuddin and Dr. Ummu Atiyah of Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), provides an essential critical backdrop to build an informed understanding of what to expect from the 14th GE based on the 13 chapters of the book on the highly confusing but sometimes entertaining 13th GE. An added bonus is that the chapters are written not by the usual crop of opinionated ‘tired’ scholars but largely a fresh crop of serious and bright ones. The book is a must read for Malaysianists who enjoy talking, studying and making opinions on the ever complicated Malaysian politics, beyond the ambit of the mamak shops.”
Distinguished Professor and Founding Director, Institute of Ethnic Studies, (KITA)
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
“A very essential book for those concerned with whether or not democracy is at work in Malaysia. It is indeed working. This major work explores some interesting issues dominated the public sphere during the GE13. Therefore, this book should be read by anyone interested about Malaysian politics and democracy.”
Professor at the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia