Video: Malaysia gets a new unelected government

September 7, 2021

Malaysia got its second unelected government in a row on August 20, when the king appointed Ismail Sabri Yaakob prime minister. The new PM is from the United Malaysia National Organisation (UMNO), which lost the 2018 general elections.

Green Left's Peter Boyle spoke to Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) deputy chairperson S. Arutchelvan (Arul) about the political situation in this COVID-19 ravaged country and the disturbing fanning of race politics by its ruling elite. The interview was conducted by Zoom on September 7.