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Women of Malaysia counting on Harapan's promises

Sivananthi Thanenthiran

Published
Modified 29 May 2018, 9:36 am

COMMENT | Malaysian women are waiting for the new government to keep their manifesto promises and uphold their rights

Despite experts from all around the world predicting that the incumbent government, which had held power for 61 years, would continue to do so, the Malaysian electorate turned up in record numbers – 82 percent – to vote.

They waited patiently in long lines for several hours to exercise their basic right of choosing who should be the next government. And Malaysians overwhelmingly voted for change.

Three key issues dominated the minds of voters - ... 

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