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Consider This: Johor By-Elections – Not Quite Status Quo?

The by-elections for the Pulai parliamentary seat and Simpang Jeram state seat in Johor last Saturday saw the Pakatan Harapan-Barisan Nasional unity coalition retaining the seats that were previously held by the late Salahuddin Ayub of Amanah. What were the main takeaways from the results of the polls?

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Malaysia: A Time of Political Contradictions

Malaysia’s latest electoral test reveals a country torn between old authoritarian instincts, imbued with ethno-religious undercurrents, and aspirations for a thriving modern democracy – which tendency will triumph is yet to be determined

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