Vibrant Muslim civil society emerging post-GE14, say academics

(From right) Associate professor Dr Sven Schottmann, Praveen Nagappan and Dr Arman Rashid at the Melbourne forum. Schottmann says Malaysia's openness to international discourse is interesting. – The Malaysian Insight pic, November 15, 2018.

MALAYSIA is bouncing back better than ever, as the May 9 general election showed signs of a vibrant Muslim civil society emerging to speak up on the rule of law and social justice, a university forum in Melbourne heard.

The forum also heard that Malaysians needed to continue to stay vigilant to keep the government, a new one for the first time in 60 years, in check, and that the election held regional and global implications on security, as well as on Australia-Malaysia relations.

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