Following its electoral victory in 2018, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition has promised to break away from the past and adopt a different approach.
Clive Kessler looks at 2018, in Malaysia, when the new Pakatan Harapan government – a coalition of four political parties – was unexpectedly elected to power on May 9.
Despite the flurry of reforms, announcements, prosecutions and policy changes since the election, most legal changes – such as abolition of the death penalty – remain to be implemented in Malaysia.
Malaysia’s new government faces challenges. The most urgent parts of a democracy agenda, non-discrimination and freedom of thought.
Once the euphoria fades, the new Malaysian government will be judged not by how much better it may be compared to its predecessor, but by how far it gets in meeting the heightened expectations of the people who put them in power, writes Jayant Menon.
The 2018 Malaysian general election has finally come to an end, bringing about a historic change in the country’s political landscape.
There are valuable and crucial lessons to be learned from the stunning election loss of the ruling National Front (Barisan Nasional), led by Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak yesterday.
The opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH) stunningly won the Malaysia election with 113 seats out of 222 seats.
Najib Razak says he accepted “the verdict of the people” after his ruling coalition failed.
Malaysia’s veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, won a historic election victory.
Jailed Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim urges voters to choose his former political nemesis, Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
Few doubt Razak’s Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition will triumph in tomorrow’s poll.
Kasthuribai Sattayappan’s teenage son dies in January when he was hit by a chair.