What’s the big deal about political financing?

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Politicians have been promising this for decades. Could this be the year we finally have political financing reforms?

Since 2007, from Pakatan Harapan to Barisan Nasional to Perikatan Nasional, political financing reforms have been brought up and then forgotten.

But a flood of political content on social media in the run up to the 2022 general election has raised fresh questions about funding regulations.

Here’s why Malaysia needs political financing regulations to confront money in politics, especially on digital terrains.

*Correction: At 4:46-4:49, the current line says “based on the number of seats each party has in Parliament”. It should be “based on the vote share received by the parties during an election”.

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