Marzuki Mohamad is Visiting Fellow at the School of Culture, Language and History, College of Asia and Pacific, Australian National University and Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Abdul Hamid Abu Sulayman Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia.
He is former Principal Private Secretary to the 8th Prime Minister of Malaysia.
The results of Malaysia’s 15th General Election revealed that ethnicity remains the key factor determining voter behaviour. But in a reversal of previous trends, the coalition that received the most support from the ethnic Malay majority is in the Opposition, while the coalition that received the least Malay support is leading the government. This suggests that the current political configuration is intrinsically fragile.