This issue is surely a collectors’ item… What a historic watershed general election it was – with stunning results! For the first time since 1969, the ruling coalition was denied its coveted two-thirds’ parliamentary majority. A salute to the ordinary people who made this possible. In our cover story, Khoo Boo Teik looks at how the people came together to collectively crack the BN’s supposedly shatter-proof hegemony. Analysing the transformed political landscape, he discusses some of the fresh challenges that lie ahead.