Malaysia: Happy Anniversary, ‘Demise’ of Local Elections

Happy Anniversary, 'Demise' of Local Elections - Jeffooi, March 1, 2005
Thanks to Bernama's Santha Oorjitham, many of us may not have realised that today, March 1, is the 40th anniversary of the suspension of local government elections in 1965.
However, it was the police who gave the occasion some pomp and colours to remind us there are attempts to revive local government elections. Or else, about two generations of Malaysians would have been ignorant that local government election had once existed in this country...
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