Malaysia’s new electoral democracy is not going anywhere soon, despite the flimsiness of the unity government and the potent challenge posed by its opposition.
With easier access to information and education system, Indonesian youths may play a significant role in preventing a repeat of national polarization of the past ahead of next year’s presidential election.
This article traces the seeds of the protracted political crisis in Malaysia and various developments that took place in the last three years while also providing an analysis on post-GE15 events.
The appointment of Anwar Ibrahim as Malaysia’s 10th Prime Minister may end last week’s unprecedented political instability but it is no by means a termination point of Malaysia’s political drama. Facing challenges from inside and outside his unity government, Anwar Ibrahim has no time to enjoy his government’s honeymoon period.
The Malaysian public’s trust in politicians and the political system seems to be dwindling even as the nation heads into the upcoming 15th General Elections (GE). What are its consequences and how can Malaysia arrest this downright trend before its democratic process suffers further decline?
Based on UMNO’s recent successes in the state elections, cooperation between Perikatan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan would benefit both in the 15th General Election. But such cooperation is irrational for both coalitions.
Webinar: “Sarawak State Election: Will it Rock the Boat?” – Department of Political Science, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
In this publicly accessible webinar by IIUM’s Department of Political Science, Dr. Arnold Puyok and Mohd. Shazani Masri discuss whether the 12th Sarawak state election will lead to winds of change for Malaysia’s political environment.
Webinar: “Melaka State Election: A Litmus Test for GE 15?” – Department of Political Science, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
The historic state of Melaka is drawing intense political interest. In this publicly accessible webinar by IIUM’s Department of Political Science, Dr. Lau Zhe Wei and Dr. Tunku Mohar Mokhtar discuss whether the 15th Melaka state election is a litmus test for GE15.
In the third government administration since the May 2018 general elections, the current Malaysian Cabinet is nothing more than a Cabinet reshuffle with very few changes.
This article outlines the Democratic Action Party’s trajectory through Malaysia’s shifting political landscape.