Ooi Kee Beng

Dato’ Dr Ooi Kee Beng is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute. He is the Executive Director of Penang Institute and Editor of the Penang Monthly magazine. His recent books include Catharsis. A Second Chance for Democracy in Malaysia (2018).

Articles by Ooi Kee Beng (2)

Mahathir Mohamad (R), Anwar Ibrahim (C) and Muhyiddin Yassin

Are We Witnessing the Bankruptcy Proceedings of the Malay Agenda?

Ooi Kee Beng

After a series of power grabs, there are few ideological differences among the country’s political parties and groupings in power. If UMNO as a phenomenon has run out of gas, its raison d’etre — Malay supremacy — needs some reconsideration.

Mahathir’s Bersatu is Best Understood as an NGO

Ooi Kee Beng

Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia, a new Malay-based political party, has been formed by Mahathir Mohamad to provide an alternative to UMNO and wins votes from the Malays.