Category: Current Affairs

#GE14: The Malaysian Tsunami in Figures

Malaysia’s 14th General Elections saw the incumbent Barisan Nasional regime ousted from power in an election broadly described as a “Malaysian Tsunami.” This term recalls earlier descriptions of waves of anti-BN voting as a “Chinese tsunami” or a “Malay tsunami,” and makes the case that Malaysians off all ethnic backgrounds turned out to vote against […]

Malaysia’s GE14 in Four Graphs

Right now, Malaysians are voting in the country’s 14th general elections. For the best coverage by knowledgeable academic political scientists and others, visit New Mandala‘s Malaysia GE14 section. In my view, the story of this election is the three-cornered race: with the former opposition coalition Pakatan Rakyat dead and gone, the incumbent Barisan National coalition […]