Seminar on Adenan, Autonomy and the Alternatives: Sarawak Decides 2016

This seminar discussed the forthcoming eleventh Sarawak state election to be held on 7 May 2016.

Friday, 22 April 2016 – In this seminar, Dr Faisal S. Hazis, Head of Centre for Asian Studies and Senior Fellow, Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, presented his analysis of the forthcoming state elections in Sarawak.

Dr Lee Hock Guan, ISEAS Senior Fellow and Coordinator, Malaysia Studies Programme, introducing Dr Faisal 

(Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

A recent poll showed that the Sarawak Chief Minister Adenan Satem’s popularity has soared among Sarawakians to 81 percent indicating his success in casting himself as an inclusive and people-centred leader.

Dr Faisal sharing his perspectives on the impact of Adenan’s popularity and Sarawak nationalism
(Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

The BN will win a two-thirds seat majority with about 55 per cent popular votes, notwithstanding some unfavourable conditions such as what has been happening federally, the incumbent is associated with the Najib Administration, high costs of living in the state and the GST.

Participants present at the seminar (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

The seminar which was held in the morning was attended by more than 30 participants.