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Malay voters: Shades of choice

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Three states in the ethnic Malay heartland will be heading to the polls this 12 August – Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.

Most of the data and analyses from last November’s general election are now no longer an indication of current support for the different coalitions or even the government.

So what then is likely to shape Malay voting choices this time around?

Astro Awani’s Melisa Idris speaks to Aliran honorary secretary Dr Azmil Tayeb, an associate professor in the School of Social Sciences at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. He is also a visiting research fellow at Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute and has done extensive research on Islamic politics, social movements and local government politics in Malaysia and Indonesia.

The views expressed in Aliran's media statements and the NGO statements we have endorsed reflect Aliran's official stand. Views and opinions expressed in other pieces published here do not necessarily reflect Aliran's official position.

AGENDA RAKYAT - Lima perkara utama
  1. Tegakkan maruah serta kualiti kehidupan rakyat
  2. Galakkan pembangunan saksama, lestari serta tangani krisis alam sekitar
  3. Raikan kerencaman dan keterangkuman
  4. Selamatkan demokrasi dan angkatkan keluhuran undang-undang
  5. Lawan rasuah dan kronisme
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Dr Azmil Tayeb, the honorary secretary of Aliran, is a political science lecturer at Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is the winner of the 2019 Colleagues' Choice book prize (social science category) awarded by the International Convention of Asia Scholars for his book Islamic Education in Indonesia and Malaysia: Shaping Minds, Saving Souls
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