Malaysian politics: Two years of toil and turmoil (Part 3)

 |Feb 23, 2017


In Part 1 and 2 of the Two Years of Toil and Turmoil in Malaysian Politics, we spoke about the overview of political developments over the past few years.

Malaysia’s political history can be divided into many eras.

First we had the 1946-1957 era when Malaysians (at that time Malayans) gained political awareness, which eventually resulted in Merdeka.

Next was the 1969-1970 era when Malays became more politically active and began to demand a say in the direction the country was going, which eventually resulted in the New Economic Policy.

Since then, we have seen many ups and downs and today, as we gear up to face the 14th General Election, the political scene is becoming more and more complicated.

Over the past two years, we saw the birth of two new political parties, PAS splinter Parti Amanah Negara (Amanah) and former Premier Mahathir Mohamad’s Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Pribumi).

Amanah and Pribumi are struggling to increase their membership beyond just a few thousand.

MO Vision Channel will now continue to give an overview of the Malaysian political scene with Raja Sara Petra in Part 3 of Two Years of Toil and Turmoil.

For part 1, click here.

For part 2, click here.