The Political Tussle Over Felda Land Schemes – UMNO Strengthens Its Malay Rural Fortress in 13th General Election by Khor Yu Leng

7 May 2015: Also, this paper is adapted and carried in a chapter in ISEAS book just published (picture left) - thanks to Johan and Hock Guan and rest of ISEAS team and for Kajian Malaysia for permission. And of course big thanks to my college friend Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid, Associate Professor and Chairman of Political Science, School of Distance Education, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) for pushing me to do something. I managed to use material I had developed in 2002 in Dr. Michael J. Montesano's Southeast Asian history class at NUS (which he'd been encouraging me to get published.... so finally, 12 years later...).

Coalitions in Collision: Malaysia's 13th General Elections by Johan Saravanamuttu, Lee Hock Guan, Mohamed Nawab Mohamed Osman, editors. Date of publication: 2015 Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies / Strategic Information and Research Development Centre No. of pages: 309
Chapters on rural politics and Felda are....
5. The Political Economy of FELDA Seats: UMNO's Malay Rural Fortress in GE13, by Khor Yu Leng, author
6. Fragmented but Captured: Malay Voters and the FELDA Factor in GE13, by Maznah Mohamad, author


1 November 2014: My article has just been published in Kajian Malaysia.

Kajian Malaysia special issue  (Vol 32, Supplement 2, 2014): Malaysia's 13th General Election:  Reform, Change and Conservatism, articles have been successfully uploaded to, and can be freely downloaded from, Kajian's site at http://web.usm.my/km/current.html
Title: The Political Tussle Over Felda Land Schemes – UMNO Strengthens Its Malay Rural Fortress in 13th General Election
Author: Khor Yu Leng http://web.usm.my/km/32(Supp.2)2014/KM%2032%20Supp.%202_2014-Art.%204%20(89-121).pdf