After decades of rule by the Barisan Nasional, spearheaded by the United Malays National Organisation, 2018 witnessed a change in government when the Pakatan Harapan opposition secured a stunning victory in the general election. The incumbent prime minister, Najib Razak, was defeated by his political nemesis, Mahathir Mohamad. Malaysia’s economy was stable but sluggish, growing slower than expected in 2018.
Malaysia in 2018: A Sea Change in an Election Year
Mustafa Izzuddin is a Fellow at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute and an Adjunct Lecturer in the University Scholars Programme of the National University of Singapore. Email: <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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Mustafa Izzuddin; Malaysia in 2018: A Sea Change in an Election Year. Asian Survey 1 February 2019; 59 (1): 147–155. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2019.59.1.147
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