Month November 2021

Melaka state election: Rise of three kingdoms

The Melaka state election produced a winner in the name of Barisan Nasional, while cementing a three-cornered fight party structure, which will be harder to disentangle in the months leading up to the next general election.  Barisan Nasional won 21 out of 28 seats while…

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Melaka state election: The final lap

Whether they realise it or not, voters in Melaka tomorrow will decide on the longstanding problem between the old and new political leadership in our country. The main battle is between Barisan Nasional, Perikatan Nasional and Pakatan Harapan. The other contenders are mostly trying out…

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The Melaka Imperative

If you asked me whether Pakatan Harapan would win the Melaka state election, my immediate response would be “I don’t know.” A more nuanced response would be “depends on voters’ turnout.” It is down to the wire. My team and I have been in Melaka…

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PAS: A decline in struggle

After the 2015 split between the conservatives and the progressives which left to form Parti Amanah Negara, PAS is ideologically uniformed though not without internal friction. The latest fault-line within the party is whether to work with UMNO (Barisan Nasional) or with Bersatu (Perikatan Nasional).…

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