Detik 2018/2019

Detik 2018/2019 - EP6

24 Min

By Suria Published: 09 May 2018 Audio: Malay

In the lead up to Malaysia’s 14th General Elections, various issues surfaced over its 11 days of campaigning. Showered promises, dangled carrots and rhetoric to overcome the competition. These are captured in the diversity that colours the fiercest political battle in the history of the Malaysian democratic process. Detik explores the efforts of candidates to guarantee votes in their favour. With 2,333 candidates vying for 222 parliamentary seats and 505 state seats, and multi-cornered fights up to seven in Malaysia’s 14th General Elections, will the ruling coalition Barisan Nasional be able to secure a mandate to continue its unbroken record of government spanning six decades ? Or can we expect a surprise instead ? Despite the difficulty in reading voters’ preferences, what results can the analysts interviewed forecast ?

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