20 May Infographic: Recent Developments in Malaysian Politics
In the three weeks since the start of May, tremors in the Malaysian political landscape have intensified. Former Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin was accepted, and he teamed up with Anwar Ibrahim to criticise the Perikatan Nasional government. Meanwhile, the positions of Dr Mahathir and his son Mukhriz Mahathir within Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (PPBM) became increasingly unstable. News of a controversial plea bargain in a high profile money-laundering trial involving Former Prime Minister Najib Razak’s stepson Riza Aziz made headlines. The 18 May parliament passed without any striking political developments. What can the events leading up to the session tell us about the Malaysian political landscape?
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