Staff Reporters
May 10, 2018

Adland reacts to Malaysia's historic vote

Six decades of rule in Malaysia by Prime Minister Najib Razak’s party has come to an end. Here are some early thoughts from industry players.

Opposition party supporters cheer general election result on May 9, 2018 in Kuala Lumpur. (Photo by Chris Jung/NurPhoto - AFP)

For 61 years, Malaysia has been governed by the ruling Barisan Nasional party, most recently led by Prime Minister Najib Razak. But after a series of government scandals and gaffes in recent years, voters opted for change yesterday, electing 92-year-old opposition leader Mahathir Mohamad to lead the Southeast Asian country in a stunning victory, according to election commission figures.

Campaign asked members of the marcomms community in Malaysia to share their thoughts and initial...

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