Bridget’s Kerusi Panas episode 6: Penanti, Penang

This hot seat is located in the heart of Permatang Pauh in Penang, where Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s legacy and popularity will be tested. It is also where the dynamics of the ‘green wave’ have been evident, greater Islamisation in politics and an embrace of more conservative candidates, especially by younger voters. This time PKR has fielded an ustaz, challenging the wave by fielding a locally popular religious scholar.

See previous episodes:
Mega Polls – Not Just a Referendum
Gua Musang
Kuala Kubu Bharu
Kubang Rotan

This season of Kerusi Panas is made in collaboration with Malaysiakini, and produced by Renegade Radio. Episodes are also available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.