Many Malaysians hoped the election would bring political stability but the vote did not produce a winner.
Compromise appears to be the only way forward in Malaysia’s political system after a bitterly contested race that left parliament without a winner.
A coalition between leading athletes is now the only way to form a government.
If there is no consensus, the king can appoint a politician as prime minister who he believes can control the majority of people in the parliament.
So what happens now?
So what does it mean for the democracy of this country?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Sophie Lemiere – Political analyst and consultant
Oh Ei Sun – Senior Fellow at the Singapore Institute of International Affairs
Tricia Yeoh – Executive Director of the Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs