Across The Causeway Podcast: Listen to our Malaysia GE2022 analyses

(From left) Malaysia's new Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, Queen Azizah Aminah Maimunah and Mr Ibrahim's wife Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. PHOTO: AFP
Check out the latest issues making the headlines in Malaysia. PHOTO: ST GRAPHICS
(From left) Seputeh candidate Lee Wai Hong, Batu candidate Siti Kasim and Puchong candidate Kuan Chee Heng. PHOTOS: SCREENGRAB FROM LEEWAIHONG.COM, ARIFFIN JAMAR, KUAN CHEE HENG/FACEBOOK
Barisan Nasional candidate Khairy Jamaluddin declared that he is gunning to be Malaysia’s future prime minister. PHOTO: KHAIRY JAMALUDDIN/FACEBOOK

Catch up with The Straits Times Malaysian bureau in our latest podcast analyses of Malaysia’s 15th General Election.

Analysis: Anwar becomes Malaysia’s 10th Prime Minister, to lead unity government

Pakatan Harapan chairman Anwar Ibrahim has ended a 24-year wait to lead Malaysia at 5pm (Nov 24), after he was sworn in as Prime Minister. ST’s Cheow Sue-Ann hosts Malaysia bureau chief Shannon Teoh for the immediate analysis.

What will Malaysia’s political landscape look like, after the dust settles from the weekend’s voting? What do the election results say about Malaysia’s voters and how they pick their leaders?

Is race-based voting entrenched? ST’s Malaysia bureau chief Shannon Teoh and Francis Hutchinson, Senior Fellow and coordinator of the Malaysia Studies Programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, share their thoughts with host Lynlee Foo below.

Malaysia GE2022: Who will govern Malaysia, post-election?

Barisan Nasional candidate Khairy Jamaluddin made headlines when he declared he is gunning to be Malaysia’s future prime minister. But to become the country’s future leader, he first needs to win the parliamentary seat in Sungai Buloh come election day on Nov 19.

Malaysia GE2022: The man who wants to be Malaysia’s future PM

A record 108 independent candidates are contesting in Malaysia’s polls on Nov 19, some even stealing the thunder from mainstream politicians. The Straits Times’ Hairianto Diman meets three colourful independent candidates to find out why they choose to fight the odds in the Malaysian GE.

They are Mr Lee Wai Hong, a 42-year-old website designer (contesting the Seputeh seat), Mr Kuan Chee Heng, a 59-year-old social activist (contesting the Puchong seat) and Ms Siti Kasim, a 59-year-old lawyer and social activist (contesting the Batu seat).

Malaysia GE2022: Meet 3 colourful independents rising against the odds to be heard

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First-time voters, multiple political coalitions, and flash floods are just a few factors that make Malaysia’s general election unpredictable. Listen below to what’s at stake in the national polls.

Malaysia GE2022: Unpredictable election enters final stretch

In the podcast below, ST’s Hairianto Diman hosts Malaysia bureau chief Shannon Teoh, who weighs in on the key battles to watch after nomination closed on Saturday, Nov 5.

Expect several multi-cornered fights, especially in key battleground states where the three biggest coalitions - Barisan Nasional, Pakatan Harapan, and Perikatan Nasional - are vying to capture the most number of seats to form the next government.

Battles to watch - Nomination Day for Malaysia GE2022

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