Malaysian ‘tsunami’ washes away race-based parties

What once looked like a permanent feature of Malaysia’s multi-ethnic politics, communal parties that shared power in government are fast fading after the long-ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition resoundingly lost to Mahathir Mohamad’s Pakatan Harapan alliance at the May 9 polls. United Malays National Organization (UMNO), the outgoing BN coalition’s backbone party, saw its seats […]