Difficult Post-Election Period Beckons for Malaysia

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — After a disputed election, Malaysia’s opposition appears to be in something of a bind as to what comes next ahead of the opening of parliament on June 24.

On May 5, the Barisan Nasional (BN, or National Front) coalition held onto office in Malaysia’s 13th general election, meaning that if it stays in government for the full five year term to 2018, it will—with its forerunner the Alliance Party—top six continuous decades in office.

Read more from Simon Roughneen in The Diplomat.

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