By: Elaine Seah & Khairul Annuar
The dust in Malaysia has settled and after all the frantic chaos, the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) has managed to retain power against the opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PKR). Despite getting just 47% of the popular vote, a redrawing of the electoral boundaries meant that the BN garnered 133 out of the 222 seats up for grabs.
Throughout polling day and long after they closed, tales of discrepancies and irregularities made their rounds. It is not for us to judge but what was interesting during this election period was the intense scrutiny the media came under.