April 2009 “Tri-elections” in Malaysia: Maintaining the Status Quo

Authors

  • Tunku Mohar Mokhtar

Abstract

By-elections held after the 12th general elections held on March 8, 2008 are of special significance as they indicate the level of support gained by the opposition as well as the receding popularity of the ruling coalition. The three by-elections (hence called tri-elections), one parliamentary and two state assemblies, held in April 2009 show that the composition of the federal parliament and the state assembly of Kedah and Sarawak remained the same. The PR garnered multiethnic support in the peninsula while BN remains strong in Sarawak.

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Published

2009-09-12

How to Cite

Mokhtar, T. M. (2009). April 2009 “Tri-elections” in Malaysia: Maintaining the Status Quo. Intellectual Discourse, 17(1). Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/intdiscourse/index.php/id/article/view/8

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Research Notes