The elections earlier this year in May saw the Barisan Nasional lose power after 61 years. One of the more surprising facets was the comeback of the 92 year old former Prime Minister, Mohamed Mahathir, who had come out in retirement to lead the opposition.
There was much excitment and expectations at what this new government could do.
Tian Chua, a long time political activist and now vice-president of People's Justice Party (PKR), a component party of the ruling Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition came to Melbourne recently to give a public forum and talk about the new government. APC was there to record his views.
Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia
Jiselle Hanna and Pier Moro