PETALING JAYA (STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - It is misleading for Malaysia's Finance Minister to claim that 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) had to be bailed out, former premier Najib Tun Razak said in a Facebook post late on Friday (May 25).
The state in Borneo and its leader are quietly making headway in advancing Sarawak's interests by leveraging its electoral power in federal politics.
The party chief believes bringing together capable people from all socio-economic and political backgrounds is crucial in "resetting Malaysia".
Post-election activity on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange tells a depressingly familiar story: Companies are continuing to be rewarded or punished because of their political connections.
Malaysia has a new government, and it is pressing the reset button. The second Mahathir Mohamad administration promises a leaner, meaner Cabinet, a rebuild of institutions, and a rethink of the tax and subsidies regime.
Malaysians can congratulate themselves for producing, through the ballot box, the political earthquake that has defeated the Barisan Nasional and unseated the unpopular prime minister Najib Razak.
Campaigning has officially begun for the May 9 general election after a record 2,333 candidates were certified to contest 222 parliamentary seats and 505 state seats.
Malaysia's upcoming elections will see fresh faces, with splinter groups from both ruling faction Umno and opposition party PAS, joining the fray. Here's a guide to the parties contesting.