here seem to be multi-faceted dimensions in the current political game which give Malaysia’s parliament a distinct character. While it is known that both Mr. Mahathir and UMNO compete strongly with others for the votes of Malays, it would be important to win over them who account for about two-thirds of Malaysia’s 33 million people. Additionally, Anwar’s alliance depends on a multi-racial platform while Ethnic Chinese and Indians form large minorities in the country.
In the words of Anwar Ibrahim, the election will be a time for the people to vote out traitors who led to the collapse of his alliance government in 2020. The outcome of this election might turn out to be rewarding as it would bring forth various sides that are vying for power and also show how fragile political systems can be.