Malaysia's fragile coalition as Anwar makes a friend of an old foe

  • 75-year-old Anwar Ibrahim allies his PH bloc (39% of seats) with old foe BN (14%) in a majority coalition and becomes PM

  • Split focus: reform economy (privatisation) and society (Malay affirmative action) for PH, temper anti-corruption for BN

  • Fragile coalition will be tested soon: 19 December parliamentary confidence vote and UMNO party elections by May 2023
November 25th, 2022
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