Held on the 24th Jun 2020
at 5pm to
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Regime Change in Malaysia: An Update
- James Chin, Professor of Political Science
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In February this year, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government imploded and a government was installed on 1 March by the Malaysian King. The PH government, led by Mahathir Mohammad, lasted less than two years after winning a historical general election in May 2018. James Chin, Professor of Political Science at the University of Tasmania will discuss the events leading up to regime change and the consequences for Malaysian politics.
About the Speaker
James Chin is Professor of Political Science at the University of Tasmania. He is an expert on the governance issues in Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia and Singapore. He also works on island states in the South Pacific. His views are regularly sought by major news agencies around the world, including The New York Times, The Financial Times, BBC World TV, CNBC and Bloomberg.
Before joining The University of Tasmania, James was the founding head of the School of Arts And Social Sciences (SASS), Monash University, Malaysia campus. James works on contemporary politics and elections in Malaysia and Singapore, and Southeast Asia generally. He also works on domestic politics of Papua New Guinea and Fiji. His work deals mainly with regime change and maintenance in societies where there are omnipresent threats of ethnic and religious conflicts.
Presented in partnership with the Australian Institute of International Affairs.