Why right-wing politics succeed

Source: FMT News

Political analyst Faisal S Hazis believes economic conditions influence the rise of the right wing heavily. Pic from FMT News.

Political analyst Faisal S Hazis believes economic conditions influence the rise of the right wing heavily. Pic from FMT News.

PETALING JAYA: Economic conditions play a large part in attracting voters to right-wing political narratives, according to political analyst Faisal S Hazis of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Speaking to FMT, he noted that the swing to the right was happening not only in Malaysia but also many other parts of the world, including advanced countries like the United States and countries at the other end of the economic spectrum, such as Myanmar.

“This phenomenon has a lot to do with economics, with the fact that there’s been one recession after another and with the expansion of the gap between rich and poor,” he said.

Speaking of Malaysia, he said the swing became clear after the 2013 general election. Read more