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Malaysian General Election: Five takeaways for Singapore

Singapore's politics are a universe away from Malaysia. But it is important to have institutions ready, and citizens understand, the requirements behind any future regime change

Hot on the heels of the electoral "tsunami" that swept the six-decades-old ruling coalition in neighbouring Malaysia out of power, came questions from Singaporeans.

While observers up north are seized by the momentous change in their country, Singaporeans were asking: Will this happen here in the next one, or two or three elections?

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 13, 2018, with the headline 'Malaysian General Election: Five takeaways for Singapore'. Print Edition | Subscribe