In the months leading up to the collapse of the Pakatan Harapan government, counter-narratives were being shaped in opposition to what Malaysia Baharu stood for – democracy, institutional reforms, etc – that expressed Malay anxieties. Melisa Idris and Sharaad Kuttan speak to Ahmad Fuad Rahmat, assistant professor, School of Media, Languages and Culture, University of Nottingham Malaysia, who has been observing shifts in ground sentiment.
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