As 9 May approaches, the Barisan Nasional government is faced with the possibility of being uprooted by their own former leader, Mahathir Mohamad. But can Mahathir (and his new image as Malaysia’s grandfatherly champion) actually drive BN out of Putrajaya?
Often perceived as little more than a seat-warmer for her husband Anwar Ibrahim, the male-dominated Malaysian political scene tends to overlook Wan Azizah Wan Ismail as an accomplished politician in her own right.
Many Malaysians in Titiwangsa view their incumbent MP Johari Abdul Ghani as a local boy who cares for their well-being.
Past election results show that the Malaysian parliamentary constituency can be swayed by federal sentiments.
Dasar tindakan afirmatif Malaysia yang dituju kepada ‘anak-anak buminya’ atau ‘Bumiputra’ bertujuan membasmi ketidak-saksamaan. Namun sebagai akibat, rasuah diperbolehkan dan jurang di antara darjat sosial semakin meluas.
Malaysia’s affirmative action policy for its “sons of the soil” or Bumiputra was meant to address inequality, but has ended up enabling corruption and widening disparities between social classes.
Sabah and Sarawak’s long journey to autonomy is one which even its proponents say is doomed to failure.