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    Malay Polls this weekend

    Why Malaysia’s 2022 election is so difficult to predict

    Malaysia holds its 15th general election on Saturday with three leading coalitions vying for power and millions of new voters.

    Al Jazeera has full report here
    Why Malaysia’s 2022 election is so difficult to predict | News | Al Jazeera

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44 View Post
    Malay
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    Lived there for couple years in the early 90s selling telecom stuff. Witnessed a couple election and I must say Malaysia loves and takes election very serious. Back then there was really only one party that held power, UMNO. Now as your post points out David not so, making results very unpredictable.

    Mahathir Mohamad was by far the most powerful politician when I was there. The old boy is still kicking at 97 and I figure he will still have a fair bit of influence in this election.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    If Anwar gets the nod for PM that crafty old codger Mahathir will find a way to chuck him in jail.

    Anwar is Charlie Brown and Mahathir is Lucy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happynz View Post
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    If Anwar gets the nod for PM that crafty old codger Mahathir will find a way to chuck him in jail.

    Anwar is Charlie Brown and Mahathir is Lucy.

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    He sure will. How well I remember his sodomy trial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    He sure will. How well I remember his sodomy trial.
    Me too I was living in Penang at that time and I was appraised of the shenanigans by Opera Olga who seemd to know everyone and inroduced me to a local judge Mr West the consul and the lawyer Singh who Anwar sued .

    I doubt the Bumis are ready for a Pete Butiggieg or even Hindu or Christian PM today let alone decades back around 2004?

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    Mahartir out.

    No alliance has won a simple majority.

    BN bigger losses than 2018.

    looks like either PH or PN will eventually take power. But might take a few days of horse trading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    looks like either PH will eventually take power
    I was approached to do so yesterday but ... simply no time.


    Mahatir deserves to be dumped, he is like a quiet Trump, bringing chaos to the political landscape . . . BN's stranglehold on power was broken when Najib died politically, and with him hopefully the 'dynasty' leadership.

    Anwar is another one who needs to get out of the political arena, he was (and is) quite a bigot towards minorities, which is not forgotten but he was seen as the lesser evil.

    Interesting to see how this all pans out, the place was always a cut above most of SEAsia and could be so much more.

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    Mhathir utterly humiliated, lost his deposit in Langkawi failing to get 1/8th of the votes, at 96 must be the end?

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    Yeah, I saw that. He came in fourth out of five candidates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrWilly View Post
    Mahartir out.

    No alliance has won a simple majority.

    BN bigger losses than 2018.

    looks like either PH or PN will eventually take power. But might take a few days of horse trading.
    Let the games begin!

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