The story of Malaysia’s general elections has been recounted numerous times by various local and international media outlets.
In the aftermath of a watershed election in Malaysia last May, newly minted Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamed set about fulfilling his reform pledge which catapulted him back into office for a second term.
Riding the euphoria of the #MalaysiaBaru movement, it is easy to lose sight of the undercurrents driving Malaysia’s youth which led to the National Front’s (Barisan Nasional) now-historic defeat after more than 60 years of political hegemony.
Malaysia’s 92-year-old Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is moving quickly to meet his 100-day campaign pledges that helped sweep him into office.
Anwar Ibrahim has a simple message for ethnic Malays who fear losing benefits they enjoyed under the previous government’s six-decade rule: don’t worry.