COMMENT | For those thinking voter engagement in Malaysia’s campaign is like the past, think again. Unlike earlier elections, there is a palpable lack of enthusiasm among voters and a reciprocal lack of meaningful engagement with voters by parties - at least so far.
Initially preoccupied internally, the party’s hustings have gotten off to a slow start, with much of the actual campaigning happening quietly on the ground, away from the more public (and less crowded) ceramah.
Yet as the ingredients for an election have fallen into place - with candidates now officially nominated and manifestos (finally) announced, the campaign is starting to cook - slowly.
In this fifth in my ‘On the Road’ series, I highlight...