Special Branch akin to deep-state apparatus, forum told

Chan Kok Leong

UKM Associate Professor Dr Kartini Aboo Talib says one way of gaining a deeper understanding of the deep state's impact is to interview retired civil servants and former political detainees. – The Malaysian Insight pic by Afif Abd Halim, August 2, 2019.

MORE studies on the impact of the deep state in Malaysia are needed, said an academic today.

“While it’s acknowledged that the British had created a special force – which later became Royal Malaysia Police’s Special Branch – to fight the communists, there exist other forms of the deep state, too,” Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Associate Professor Dr Kartini Aboo Talib told a forum in Bangi.

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