8 November 2022 - Politics, Election
The disconnect between Malaysia's electorate and political elites
Malaysia is having its 15th General Election on November 19. This snap election was called early as Prime Minister Ismail Sabri was pressured by his party to protect many of the party elites facing corruption trials and court cases. The threat of convictions became clear when Ismail was seen as “allowing” embattled former prime minister Najib Razak to be sent to prison last August.