The largest contributors, the least beneficiaries : the outcome of the 12th Malaysia General Election for the state of Sarawak / Shaharuddin Badaruddin and Suseela Devi Chandran

Badaruddin, Shaharuddin and Chandran, Suseela Devi (2011) The largest contributors, the least beneficiaries : the outcome of the 12th Malaysia General Election for the state of Sarawak / Shaharuddin Badaruddin and Suseela Devi Chandran. Journal of Administrative Science, 8 (1). pp. 87-100. ISSN 1675-1302

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Abstract

12th Malaysian Election 2008 has given a new perspective in Malaysian politics. The achievement of the opposition party in denying two-third majority of the ruling party, the Barisan Nasional (National Front) in the Malaysian parliament has open up the new dimensions in the Malaysian political system. Among the outstanding
states that helped the National Front (Barisan Nasional) to maintain the federal government were Sabah and Sarawak. Sabah and Sarawak can be considered as the biggest cash depositors in providing enough seats for the Barisan Nasional to control the federal government. Knowing well that Sabah and Sarawak states had ‘saved’ the National Front from possibly the first ever defeat since independence in 1957, the federal government is very much indebted to these two states. Using this opportunity, these two states have ‘demanded’ more attention from the federal government. The most important issues for these two states have always been the issue of development. However, the outcome is far from expectation. Winning 31 out of 32 seats does not give Sarawak the advantage in getting more post in the cabinet in compare to other states. This paper will provide a great deal of discussions on the issues that arises after the 12th General Election and the possibilities of political maneuvering in the near future.

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Badaruddin, Shaharuddin
pmshahar@sarawak.uitm.edu.my
Chandran, Suseela Devi
suseela@salam.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Research
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > Research > Statistical methods
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Administrative Science
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Administrative Science (JAS)
ISSN: 1675-1302
Volume: 8
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 87-100
Official URL: https://jas.uitm.edu.my/index.php/14-archieve-2015...
Item ID: 43697
Uncontrolled Keywords: General Election; Malaysia; politics; government; democracy
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43697

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