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Malaysia's Najib Unlikely to Tame Bersih With Reform Proposals

Friday, Sept. 23, 2011

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's announcement last week that he will introduce sweeping reforms has mostly met with a positive reception. Some observers have also added that in seizing the political initiative on reform, he has stopped the momentum of Bersih, a grouping of 62 civil society organizations closely associated with the opposition coalition.   

There are grounds for a less-rosy assessment, however. ...

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