Upset for ruling coalition in Malaysia elections – 08 Mar 08

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi appears to have been returned to power in general elections, but there have been major swings against his ruling coalition.

Significantly they have come from the minority ethnic Chinese and Indian vote. The Indians had staged rare protests in Malaysia over what they say was discrimination.

The result will severely dent the ruling coalition’s majority in Parliament, and could change forever the dynamics of Malaysian politics.

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