Malaysia's demographic status quo has not changed, although the electoral status quo is gone. Thus, a revolution in a constitutional teacup. Illustration: Craig Stephens

Malaysia gets a new government, but race still rules

Derwin Pereira says while the electoral defeat of Najib Razak’s Barisan Nasional reflected a disgust with the status quo that cuts across the races, people still largely voted according to ethnic preferences, and the concept of Malay supremacy remains intact – for now

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Malaysia's demographic status quo has not changed, although the electoral status quo is gone. Thus, a revolution in a constitutional teacup. Illustration: Craig Stephens
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