Column: Malaysian Politics on the Prowl
It’s 2023. So what comes next for the new coalition government under Anwar Ibrahim, which has already inherited a bruised economy, scheming enemies and disillusioned voters? Political analyst Dr Bridget Welsh writes.
Malaysia’s moving forward with its own brand of “unity government”. Noted political analyst Dr Bridget Welsh looks at whether all forces can find common ground for the common good, or remain as divided as water and oil.
It’s been a week since the mother of all polls and Malaysia has a new prime minister. But questions remain over the polarising election results. Noted political analyst Dr Bridget Welsh looks at Perikatan Nasional’s rise, Umno’s defeat, PH’s performance, and what it all means for Malaysian politics.
After months of Umno applying pressure, Malaysia’s PM Ismail Sabri Yaakob finally dissolves Parliament. But is triggering snap polls really the power move Umno thinks it is? Perhaps not, argues political analyst Dr Bridget Welsh.
While many celebrate the jailing of Najib Razak, not everyone’s happy. Political analyst Dr Bridget Welsh looks at how Umno continues to support its convicted former leader and how the court decision affects internal power struggles.
Amid upheaval and uncertainty, political analyst Dr Bridget Welsh argues that Malaysia’s Parliament has notched a number of important firsts. But can this period of democratic maturity last, and for how long?