Elections

The Leaderboard: Liow Tiong Lai

Who is he? Liow Tiong Lai is president of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA), the main ethnic Chinese party within Malaysia’s ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition. Liow previously served as minister of health from March 2008 to May 2013. Why…

The Leaderboard: V.K. Singh

Who is he? General V.K. Singh is the newly appointed minister of state for External Affairs and minister of state (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region. He retired as the chief of army staff in 2012 after a…

The Leaderboard: Dyana Sofya

Who is she? Dyana Sofya is a 27-year-old ethnic Malay lawyer who ran as the opposition coalition’s candidate in a parliamentary by-election in Teluk Intan, a town of 60,000 in Perak state in western peninsular Malaysia. She chose to join…