A woman casts her vote during a state election in Malacca, Malaysia on November 20, 2021. Photo: AP
A woman casts her vote during a state election in Malacca, Malaysia on November 20, 2021. Photo: AP

Explainer |
Malaysia election 2022: meet 7 women shaking up a political scene saturated by men

  • More than half of Malaysia’s voters are female, but they have long accounted for a fraction of candidates in state assembly and general elections
  • In this year’s snap general election women make up only 13.5 per cent of the 1,386 candidates, meaning women’s issues are often neglected

A woman casts her vote during a state election in Malacca, Malaysia on November 20, 2021. Photo: AP
A woman casts her vote during a state election in Malacca, Malaysia on November 20, 2021. Photo: AP
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