11 March 2018
In a commentary, research analysts Prashant Waikar and Rashaad Ali from the Malaysia Programme at NTU’s RSIS, wrote that in late January, Dr Siti Hasmah Mohd Ali, the wife of former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, was questioned by the police for her five-minute speech in September 2017’s Wanita Bantah Politik Toksik (Women Against Toxic Politics) rally. The fact that she was subject to police questioning is likely to play poorly with the public. Possible explanations include a deliberate move on the part of a frustrated police leadership to undermine BN’s grip on power, or the police were simply following the rule book.
…Prashant Waikar and Rashaad Ali are Research Analysts with the Malaysia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) of Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
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Last updated on 12/03/2018