Parties versus personalities in Kedah politics

This chapter reviews the electoral campaign in Kedah, the key parties and personalities in the state and the factors that led to its final outcome, the capture of this state by Pakatan Harapan (PH). Kedah was an important state for PH to capture as the election outcome would determine the future of...

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Main Author: Mohd Sani, Mohd Azizuddin
Other Authors: Gomez, Edmund Terence
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spelling my.uum.repo.266082019-11-20T02:30:24Z http://repo.uum.edu.my/26608/ Parties versus personalities in Kedah politics Mohd Sani, Mohd Azizuddin JQ Political institutions Asia This chapter reviews the electoral campaign in Kedah, the key parties and personalities in the state and the factors that led to its final outcome, the capture of this state by Pakatan Harapan (PH). Kedah was an important state for PH to capture as the election outcome would determine the future of its two key leaders, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his son, Mukhriz, who had been ousted as Chief Minister of this state. A PH victory in Kedah would vindicate Mukhriz who had left the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), arguing that he could not condone large-scale corruption.This study assesses the internal conflicts in UMNO that resulted in the party’s loss of Kedah. It also reviews Mahathir’s influence in his home state, as well as the impact of a serious factional dispute in the Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS), where a faction had created an alliance with PH. This study reviews specifically PH’s party machinery and its ability to galvanize the support of rural Malay voters. This study analyzes if and how PAS benefited from the split within UMNO, as well as the future of the Islamic party in Kedah. Taylor & Francis Group Gomez, Edmund Terence Mohamed Osman, Mohamed Nawab 2019 Book Section NonPeerReviewed Mohd Sani, Mohd Azizuddin (2019) Parties versus personalities in Kedah politics. In: Malaysia’s 14th General Election and UMNO’s Fall. Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 240-254. (Unpublished) http://doi.org/10.4324/9780429318375-12 doi:10.4324/9780429318375-12
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Mohd Sani, Mohd Azizuddin
Parties versus personalities in Kedah politics
description This chapter reviews the electoral campaign in Kedah, the key parties and personalities in the state and the factors that led to its final outcome, the capture of this state by Pakatan Harapan (PH). Kedah was an important state for PH to capture as the election outcome would determine the future of its two key leaders, former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and his son, Mukhriz, who had been ousted as Chief Minister of this state. A PH victory in Kedah would vindicate Mukhriz who had left the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO), arguing that he could not condone large-scale corruption.This study assesses the internal conflicts in UMNO that resulted in the party’s loss of Kedah. It also reviews Mahathir’s influence in his home state, as well as the impact of a serious factional dispute in the Parti Islam se-Malaysia (PAS), where a faction had created an alliance with PH. This study reviews specifically PH’s party machinery and its ability to galvanize the support of rural Malay voters. This study analyzes if and how PAS benefited from the split within UMNO, as well as the future of the Islamic party in Kedah.
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