09/12/2021

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Does Malaysia’s opposition need a new leader or a new direction?

Anwar Ibrahim leads Malaysia’s largest parliamentary bloc, Pakatan Harapan, with 41 per cent of seats. Photo: AP Anwar Ibrahim leads Malaysia’s largest parliamentary bloc, Pakatan Harapan, with 41 per cent of seats. Photo: AP

Anwar Ibrahim leads Malaysia’s largest parliamentary bloc, Pakatan Harapan, with 41 per cent of seats. Photo: AP

Wong Chin-Huat

  • Calls for change ignore the opposition’s structural problems, which are more significant than one man. A new leader without new direction would bring false hope
  • Anwar Ibrahim can be a bridge to a better future. If he is unwilling, he should be removed, but a change will be pointless if his replacement cannot address the old problems

Wong Chin-Huat

Updated: 3:12pm, 2 Sep, 2021

Anwar Ibrahim leads Malaysia’s largest parliamentary bloc, Pakatan Harapan, with 41 per cent of seats. Photo: AP Anwar Ibrahim leads Malaysia’s largest parliamentary bloc, Pakatan Harapan, with 41 per cent of seats. Photo: AP

Anwar Ibrahim leads Malaysia’s largest parliamentary bloc, Pakatan Harapan, with 41 per cent of seats. Photo: AP

Wong Chin-Huat

Wong Chin-Huat

Professor Wong Chin Huat is a political scientist at Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC), Sunway University, Malaysia. He specialises in political institutions and group conflicts.

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