This is Philip Bowring’s article in the New York Times of 20th. August 2009, that was carried also by RPK’s in Malaysia Today:
Bowring ends the piece with this thought.
Najib’s slogan is “One Malaysia,” an attempt to portray his government as a unifying force. Its actual policies may remain racially skewed in favor of Malays and oppressive of dissent. But given the opposition’s divisions, and the Malay sense of entitlement that makes multiracial politics so difficult, the slogan may work to keep UMNO in power for another decade.
Merdeka? Not yet it seems….