“Malaysia remains likely to call for early elections; BN-UMNO in driving seat”

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“Malaysia remains likely to call for early elections; BN-UMNO in driving seat”

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FITCH Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research has reiterated its stance that Malaysia’s next general elections which is due by September 2023 will be called in 2H 2022 following the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition’s commanding victories in both the Malacca state by-election in November 2021 and in the Johor state by-election on March 12.

Fitch Solutions further envisages factional disputes to likely continue in the background while the fact remains that the Malaysian electoral landscape is now much more competitive than when BN was dominant during the first 61 years of Malaysia’s independence,.“For instance, reforms that materially expand the tax base and increase competitiveness are likely to prove unpopular and hence remain unlikely to be implemented,’ suggested the research house.

The research house raised concerns over risks of schism within UMNO which appears to have been divided into two main factions.

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Author / Journalist: Cheah Chor Sooi

Category: InvestingMarkets

Topics: Top Markets

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Published On: 2022-06-23, 03:20:48

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Language: English

Reading Time: 3 minutes read

Article Length: 470 words

Coverage Area: Malaysia

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News ID: 5212

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