Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on August 7. Photo: EPA Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on August 7. Photo: EPA
Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on August 7. Photo: EPA
Francis E. Hutchinson
Opinion

Opinion

Francis E. Hutchinson and Kevin Zhang

Mahathir’s last battle? Malaysia by-election set to test support for former PM’s new Pejuang party

  • The long-dominant Barisan Nasional is tipped to win Slim, but support for both it and Umno has been on a downward trajectory there for years
  • Mahathir Mohamad’s new party is also in the running – with its performance seen as a key test of the former PM’s lasting appeal among rural Malays

Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on August 7. Photo: EPA Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on August 7. Photo: EPA
Malaysia’s former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on August 7. Photo: EPA
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Francis E. Hutchinson

Francis E. Hutchinson

Francis E. Hutchinson is Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the Malaysia Studies Programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

Kevin Zhang

Kevin Zhang

Kevin Zhang is a Research Officer with the Malaysia Studies Programme at ISEAS.