Najib’s power grab in Perak puts Malaysia in Wall Street Journal

Power Grab in Perak – WSJ.com

Mr. Najib has been in office for barely a month, and yesterday’s arrests are not the only sign that his government may be cracking down on dissent. Also this week, Wong Chin Huat, the spokesman for a civil society group, was arrested and charged with sedition after he called for Malaysians to wear black yesterday to protest the change in government in Perak. His campaign, “1BlackMalaysia,” was a riff on Mr. Najib’s slogan “1Malaysia.” In March, Mr. Wong described the situation in Perak to us as, “a host of unelected institutions attacking an elected government.”

Mr. Najib took office promising to do better by the Malaysian public. He talked about reviewing the country’s harsh Internal Security Act and released 13 prisoners who had been detained under the draconian law. He has taken steps to loosen Malaysia’s pro-Malay affirmative action policies and attract more foreign investment.

But all of this will be for naught if he moves the country back to an era in which political dissenters can’t speak freely and peaceful protests are squelched.

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