Many Malaysians have been hoping polls would result in political stability however the vote produced no outright winner.
Compromise appears the one method ahead for politicians in Malaysia after a really tight race left parliament with no clear winner.
A coalition between the main runners is now the only path to forming a authorities.
If a compromise isn’t agreed upon, the king can appoint a politician as prime minister who he believes can command a majority in parliament.
So what occurs now?
And what does it imply for the nation’s democracy?
Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Sophie Lemiere – Political anthropologist and guide
Oh Ei Solar – Senior fellow on the Singapore Institute of Worldwide Affairs
Tricia Yeoh – Chief government of the Institute for Democracy and Financial Affairs