Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak took office a year ago with big ambitions for political and economic reform but analysts say his plans have been hampered by the disarray in his own coalition...
Ibrahim says Majib, a British-educated moderate Muslim, has enjoyed an average 60 percent popularity rating since he took office.
But critics say that his reforms have not gone nearly far enough, and that minorities are being alienated by the BN's fierce defence of the bumiputra policy and a rash of religious disputes.
These include church firebombings linked to a controversy over the government's refusal to allow Christians to use the word "Allah" as a translation for God.
"He has prevaricated between pandering to conservative Muslim elements and making concessions to liberal forces to win the support of non-Malays," said analyst Reuben Wong at the National University of Singapore said.
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