Oct 21, 2013

PR machine: when Anwar Ibrahim won over Adelaide

Anwar Ibrahim’s visit to Adelaide last weekend was an expert exercise in campaign politics, and showed that Malaysians in Australia want political debate as much as they want education. Academic Dr Amrita Malhi was there.

Anwar Ibrahim

Since Malaysia’s contested election result in May, much has been written on the machine-like character of the ruling National Front coalition.

Yet last weekend, a different Malaysian machine rolled through town — that of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, who spoke at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas.

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