Malaysia’s diaspora return for historic polls

When Malaysian expat William De Cruz witnessed the historic result of his country’s last federal election, he humbly repented. “My God. I’m guilty” he thought, glued to his laptop at home in Sydney. A dramatic swing against the incumbent government had ended 52 years of one-party dominance in Malaysia, setting the stage for democratic euphoria around Sunday’s 13th general election. “I couldn’t believe it. People had stayed behind to fight for change, and I should have been there to provide one more vote. But I never thought my vote would…

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