The victory of the Pakatan Harapan coalition in last year’s Malaysian general elections – the country’s first change of government via an electoral process – raised widespread expectations for long-suppressed reform.
Malaysians concerned with persistent cost of living pressures and rising inequality have felt little relief from populist adjustments to consumption taxes and fuel subsidies.
Following its electoral victory in 2018, the Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition has promised to break away from the past and adopt a different approach.
After recouping the Semenyih state legislative assembly seat, it comes as little surprise that the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS) are finally formalising their cooperation.
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.
Nurul Izzah Anwar’s announcement of her immediate resignation from the PKR vice-presidency has sent shockwaves within the Pakatan Harapan coalition.
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.
Anwar Ibrahim is officially elected president of Keadilan, the party he founded nearly 20 years ago, and also had won hands down in a by-election in Port Dickson, giving him a parliament seat.
Malaysia’s long wait for the appointment of its full cabinet is finally over.
Thirteen new ministers of the Malaysian government are sworn in.
New Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed recently visited Japan and rekindled his Look East Policy, this strongly indicates the Pakatan Harapan government’s interest to work closer with Japan.
Malaysia’s new government is failing to ensure women hold a third of its positions.
The 2018 Malaysian general election has finally come to an end, bringing about a historic change in the country’s political landscape.
MALAYSIAN voters finally did it! So did the opposition coalition known as Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope), which on Wednesday managed to overcome racial differences and break the six-decade dominance of the United Malay National Organisation (Umno) at the polls.
The opposition coalition Pakatan Harapan (PH) stunningly won the Malaysia election with 113 seats out of 222 seats.