Bridget’s Kerusi Panas episode 8: Klawang & Juasseh

Bersatu is leading the fight to take over power in Negeri Sembilan. This episode focuses on the hot seats of Klawang and Juasseh in Negeri Sembilan where Bersatu is contesting. The episode highlights the role of social networks, family ties and local social norms in shaping political outcomes. I argue that Negeri Sembilan’s unique culture offers insights to why the opposition gains have been more limited compared to elsewhere in Malaysia so far, but also suggest that conditions are changing.

See previous episodes:
Mega Polls – Not Just a Referendum
Gua Musang
Kuala Kubu Bharu
Kubang Rotan
Penanti, Penang
Bukit Selambau

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.