How far will current Prime Minister Najib Razak allow for the strategy of Malay Supremacy to prevail in Malaysia?
Top-down anticorruption reform measures in Malaysia are unlikely to be genuine as they undermine the basis of the ruling party’s access and control of patronage and power. This is compounded by the majority of Malaysians ambivalence towards patronage and corruption.
International supporters of Barisan Nasional - Malaysia’s longstanding ruling coalition – maybe pleased to see the demise of Pakatan Rakyat, Malaysia’s most successful opposition coalition. It justifies their bets on Prime Minister Najib Razak and his party (UMNO, the United Malays National Organisation) the backbone of the Barisan Nasional.
Malaysia's dysfunctional democracy is primarily caused by the ruling party as a means to remain in power.
Will Prime Minister designate Najib Razak bring about new politics to Malaysia?