Asia Institute Tasmania

Public lecture | Voting Patterns in the 2018 Malaysian General Elections


Jayum Anak Jawan, Mohammad Agus Bin Yusoff and Azhar Bin Ahmad

Start Date

17th Aug 2018 5:30pm


Harvard Lecture Room 2, Centenary Building, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay campus

The 2018 Malaysian general elections saw the first change of government in Malaysia’s history. Although generally the overall results were somewhat unexpected, there remains the need to understand salient features of the voting patterns among various ethnic community, between regions and states. The basic question is Malaysian coming together or moving in separate directions?

Three Malaysian scholars, including a political practitioner will discuss some perspectives of the voting patterns in the just concluded general elections. Jayum Anak Jawan of Universiti Putra Malaysia will speak on Voting patterns during the 2018 General Elections in Sabah and Sarawak; Mohammad Agus Yusoff of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia will be speaking on Voting Patterns during the 208 General Elections in Peninsular Malaysia; and Azhar Ahmad from Perak Chief Minister’s Office will speak on 2018 General Election in the State of Perak.

JayumJAYUM ANAK JAWAN: PhD (Hull); MA (Appalachian State); BA (UNC-A). Professor of Politics & Government, Department of Government & Civilization Studies, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Former Tun Abdul Razak Chair (15) & Visiting Professor of Political Science, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, US. Area of specialization/ research: Politics & Government; Elections & Ethnic Relations.
MOHAMMAD AGUS BIN YUSOFF (Dato’): PhD; MA (Manchester); BA (Hons) (University of Malaya): Associate Professor of Political Science, Politics & Security Research Center, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. Area of specialization/ research: Comparative Politics, Malaysian and Indonesia Politics, Federalism and Elections.
Azhar AZHAR BIN AHMAD BA (OUM) MSc.; PhD. (UPM): was a special Assistant to Perak Menteri Besar (Chief Minister). Areas of Specialization: Politics of Malaysia and Indonesia; Student movement. Extensive ground experience in politics, having assisted the Chief Minister in various capacities, including grassroots politics during recent general elections.

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