Parliament set to pass changes seen to favour Najib's coalition

Redrawing of voting boundaries, law on fake news likely to give Barisan Nasional an edge at polls

The Malaysian government has been accelerating the approval of two key legislative changes in the last few weeks, ahead of a month-long parliamentary session starting today. The ruling Barisan Nasional coalition can easily pass the two pieces of legi
The Malaysian government has been accelerating the approval of two key legislative changes in the last few weeks, ahead of a month-long parliamentary session starting today. The ruling Barisan Nasional coalition can easily pass the two pieces of legislation due to its comfortable majority in Parliament.PHOTO: REUTERS

Malaysia is set to make key changes in a final parliamentary session that starts today, which critics say will help the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition win an impending general election.

The BN government has been accelerating the approval of these two key efforts in the last few weeks, ahead of the month-long session that will be opened by the Malaysian King.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 05, 2018, with the headline 'Parliament set to pass changes seen to favour Najib's coalition'. Subscribe