The Musical Chair of Malay Politics

Princess Diana once said “three’s a crowd”. I argue in Opinion Asia that this is true not only for Kensington Palace, but also for Malay politics in Malaysia. Thanks to the first-past-the-post electoral system, the three Malay-based parties are caught in a game of musical chairs. For Malaysians and foreigners who wonder when the dust will settle, the answer may be depressing; until one of the three parties that is splitting the Malay vote, UMNO, PKR and PAS, loses the game.

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