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Disappointment reigns a year after Pakatan Rakyat’s demise

Geraldine Tong & Terence Tang  |  Published:  |  Modified:

A year after the death of Pakatan Rakyat on June 16, 2015, Malaysiakini asks a cross-section of Malaysians - politicians, political analysts, observers and the general public –to weigh in on the current state of politics.

The politicians gave mixed responses - while some remained hopeful, others wrote off the opposition coalition.

Meanwhile, the people on the streets were more concerned about economic instability and the higher cost of living following the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).

Malaysiakini readers have also contributed their views on the nation's political landscape through a poll on the social media.

Most who took part in the survey chose the word 'disappointed' to describe Malaysian politics a year after the demise of Pakatan Rakyat, followed by 'sad' and an array of words describing a general state of hopelessness.

The word cloud below illustrates the general sentiments - the larger the word, the more frequently used by those who participated in the survey.

A total 67 percent of those who took part in the social media poll were voters in the 13th general election, while 75 percent are registered voters.

Just under half of them are aged 35 and below.

Tap on the cards below to see why some readers chose their words:


[Editor's Note: If you are viewing this on the Malaysiakini app, click here to see the flipcards above]

Part 1: RIP: A year after Pakatan Rakyat's demise

Part 2: Can you describe Malaysian politics in one word?

Part 3: 'Malaysian politics is a train wreck in slow motion'

Part 4: Post Pakatan Rakyat, a year of instability and GST

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