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Lec 11 - New Media and Democratization in East Asia

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New Media and Democratization in Asia Malaysia and South Korea
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Malaysia: Background Extremely multi-ethnic state, consisting of large populations of mostly Malay, Chinese, Indian (Tamil). Ethnicity and religion provide a focal point for political cleavages.
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Political Background While having some characteristics of a “hybrid” regime , such as regular elections and a semi-autonomous legislature , in practice Malaysian politics have been dominated by the Barisian National Front (BN) – a broad coalition consisting of the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC). While holding regular elections, the BN has consistently used the levers of power, including control over media to maintain a two-thirds ruling majority . It has operated much like a single party regime. In practice UMNO has held the top political positions and has implemented a quota system that gives hiring priority to
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