There is no honeymoon period for the new coalition government under Anwar Ibrahim, which has already inherited a bruised economy, scheming enemies and disillusioned voters. Dr. Bridget Welsh looks at what comes next.
Malaysia’s moving forward with its own brand of “unity government”. Noted political analyst Dr. Bridget Welsh looks at whether all forces can find common ground for the common good, or remain as divided as water and oil.
Bridget Welsh is currently Honorary Research Associate with the University of Nottingham Asia Research Institute Malaysia (UoNARI-M) based in Kuala Lumpur. She is also a Senior Research Associate of the Hu Feng Center for East Asia Democratic Studies of National Taiwan University and a Senior Associate Fellow of The Habibie Center. She specializes in Southeast Asian politics, with a focus on Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia. She is committed to fostering engagement, mutual understanding and empowerment.