Of dissolving Parliament and alliances


Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob recently announced the dissolution of the Parliament, ending speculation about whether a general election would be held this year during the flood season.

BFM talks to Dr Bridget Welsh, honorary research associate of the University of Nottingham Malaysia and Dr Johan Saravanamuttu, emeritus professor of political science at the School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and adjunct senior fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, about the timing of the dissolution and where all political parties stand, as we await dates for nomination and polling.

Produced by: Natasha Fusil and Alia Zefri
Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn and Sharmilla Ganesan

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Dr Johan Saravanamuttu, a long-time Aliran member, is emeritus professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia, adjunct professor at the Asia Europe Institute, University of Malaya and adjunct senior fellow at the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University. He believes in politics as a vocation but is frustrated that it is often the refuge of opportunists and the morally depraved
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