Political Risk

Why Malaysia’s Surprise Election Result Should Be A Wake-Up Call For Global Leaders

“Another national election has produced yet another unexpected outcome. This time it was Mohamad Mahathir’s stunning upset victory over Prime Minister Najib Razak—which ended 60 years of rule by the National Front party—and caught many observers of Asian politics off guard. But Malaysia’s 14th general election results should come as no surprise. This latest event is affirmation, yet again, of the convergence of fundamental forces that are sweeping the world: digital disruption and its economic and social consequences; a middle-class backlash against entrenched and corrupt elites; and, like it or not, the growing influence of China.”

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