Before the weekend, there was a growing feeling in Malaysia that Prime Minister Najib Razak was about to call an early election.
But that could now be off the agenda, after one of the biggest and most violent rallies in Kuala Lumpur in years.
Protesters have made sure their calls for electoral reform continue to turn up the heat on Malaysia’s long standing government.
Kate Arnott reports.
Sen Lam, the Malaysian-born host of Radio Australia’s Asia Pacific program speaks to News24’s The World about recent protests in Kuala Lumpur.
The protest was organised by a coalition known as Bersih, or clean, in Malay language.
It is pressing the government to review the country’s election system and clean up the electoral roll before the next election.