This article first appeared in Malaysiakini on 29 May 2019.
The way to convince Umno and PAS to support changing the country’s electoral system is to convince them there is currently no party is in a stable political position, said Sunway University political scientist Wong Chin Huat.
Wong, who is advocating for Malaysia to adopt Germany’s mixed member proportional electoral system, said such a system would be safer for all political parties as opposed to the current “first-past-the-post” system.
Source: Malaysiakini, reported by Geraldine Tong.
Comments were made at the JCI Forum: Can Electoral Systems Encourage a Politics of Moderation?, 29 May 2019.