Did we actually change anything after the 2018 election?

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Photograph: Sumisha Naidu/CNA

The 2018 general election was a historic occasion. After governing the country for more than 60 years, the ruling Barisan Nasional government was voted out by the people of Malaysia.

For many Malaysians, this was meant to be the start of the country moving in a completely different direction. But much of Pakatan Harapan’s tenure was plagued by infighting between Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim.

Fast forward to today, and it seems like our political scene is dominated by the same old faces engaged in decades-long petty elite political battles.

How did we end up here? And did we actually change anything after the 2018 general election?

Sharifah Munirah Alatas, senior lecturer at the School of History at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, joins BFM to discuss.

Produced and presented by: Dashran Yohan

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