Snap polls will see Malay-Muslim axis triumph, worsen polarisation - analysts

Martin Vengadesan

28 2月 2020, 6:24 早上

Updated a year ago


A right-wing Malay-Muslim majority is almost certain to dominate the political landscape if a snap general election is held and this would result in the nation becoming extremely polarised, according to experts.

Amidst the ongoing political crisis looms the possibility that none among interim Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and two former deputy premiers – Bersatu's Muhiyiddin Yassin and Pakatan Harapan's Anwar Ibrahim - would have sufficient support among parliamentarians to form a new government.

“The Perpaduan Ummah (Muafakat Nasional) of PAS and Umno will win enough seats to dominate Semenanjung (peninsular) even without Bersatu, who now has Mahathir back as its chairperson...

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