The 2018 General Election in Malaysia made history as it unfolded on Wednesday as the nation underwent its first transition of power since it achieved independence, six decades ago.

92-year-old Mahathir, who helped establish the ruling Barisan National (BN) coalition in power and served as Malaysia’s longest-serving Prime Minister, stepped out of retirement and left the ruling party to lead the opposition. Breaking the BN’s six-decade long monopoly, Mahathir beat his one- protégé Razak and is set to become the world’s oldest head of government when he is sworn in.

The stunning election upset dislodged the BN from its spot in the list of the world’s longest serving ruling parties still in power. Interestingly, Singapore’s People’s Action Party (PAP) takes BN’s spot and climbed to the third place in the list.

Like the BN previously, PAP has remained in power since Singapore attained independence and has been the ruling party here for the past 59 years. The party has been overwhelmingly dominant in local politics since it came into power in 1959 and presently holds 82 out of 101 seats in Parliament.

The number one spot in the list of the world’s longest serving ruling parties still in power is taken by the Workers’ Party of Korea, which has been in power in North Korea since 1948. Incidentally, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un is set to visit Singapore next month – in what will be his farthest outside his isolated nation – for his highly-anticipated summit with US President Donald Trump on 12 June.

The second place on the list is taken by the Communist Party of China, which has ruled China since 1949. Singapore’s PAP comes after the Chinese ruling party and is followed by the Cameroonian People’s Democratic Party in fourth place and the Communist Party of Cuba in fifth place.

The Cameroonian People’s Democratic Party has been in power since 1960 while the Communist Party of Cuba ruled the Republic of Cuba since 1965, although other parties exist without legal recognition or incorporation.

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3 years ago

Next is SG

3 years ago

Knn what seen cannot be unseen. Just look at the 2 PLPs carrying pinkie’s balls. Yucks !!!!

3 years ago

the malaysians were so happy that they totally forget that singapore have very similar situation as them , maybe Worse probably >>>
Quote: “This is the first time the country has witnessed a change of government since independence from the British in 1957. Malaysia is probably the only country in the world, apart from a handful of communist states, to have not undergone a regime change.”

https://www.malaysiakini.com/news/423990

3 years ago

I agree with the article. But how come no writer name and credential. Did we cut and paste or mimic others ?

3 years ago

Never let one ruling party rule for too long.As they grow. They greed and they thought that without them the we are nowhere.

3 years ago

we fucking in the league of commies with China, N korea and Cuba…..
https://www.facebook.com/wakeupSG/posts/1039465209552437

3 years ago

Don’t worry next is Singapore God is great and holy won’t aloud blood sucker to be in control all their life what goes up must come down.

3 years ago

Wat goes up must come down…

3 years ago

59 Same family rule by gerrymandering .. might as well have Monarchy rule ..

3 years ago

You can see all this selfish citizens Who have the power all they shift to him if a normal citizens were they do that.

3 years ago

holding power for too long sure to corrupt the mind of the rulers and its cronies. the citizens must take away the power and let new govt to rule and change the system. All those that are corrupted should be removed asap, just like what DR Mat has done. don’t let these parasite to grow and destroy our society with their greedness, arrogant and power crazy.

3 years ago

Malaysia is not changing government,only changing leader lah,all leaders are UMNO backgrounds lah!

3 years ago

There is no guarantee, PAP
Wait for next GE.
If u do not remove GST or reduce to 5%. Sorry
COE, ERP, not remove confined ur Minister will lost in coming GE

3 years ago

Copy Cat Syndrome is very infectious
If The new government managed to fulfil 10 promises including scrapping of GST
Will PAP be MORE worried ?

LMAO

3 years ago

As long as u serve well,, u deserve to be ruling..

3 years ago

From 3rd world to 1st world, everything improved, jobs like blue collar, housing LKY built to call our home/house, salaries gap very stable. Unlike now… From 1st world back to 3rd world, S’pore is Sinking n Gone with the WIND.

3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

bro…….NEVER UNDER-estimate the ability of Sinkies to take abuse and punishment from Puki And Pundek………

3 years ago

Sense of entitlement to rule, out of touch politicians, that’s very much the same problem Malaysia faced leaving 1mdb aside, it’s only a matter of time this Party of Natural Aristocrats reach the end of their rope. Their fall will come sooner or later.

3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

we must removed these bastards or else our future generation will suffers worst than us now….

3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

remove them is our duty and responsibilities for our future generation or else our grandchildren will blame us for not talking any actions to remove these blood suckers

3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

And all ministers salaries reduce to 50%…

3 years ago

No one can rule forever. History has shown . Greece , USSR, Iraqi and many more. If leaders are corrupt, its people will one day will unite together and overthrown its leaders.

3 years ago

Let BN take the lead. PAP follow soon. God bless Singapore.

3 years ago

Ten little, nine little, eight little Indians wayang
Seven little, six little, five little Indians bullshit
Four little, three little, two little Indians lanpa
One little 4G ‘s Indian boy suicide

3 years ago

History has shown that Absolute power corrupts!

3 years ago

Pure disgrace

3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

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The PAP has been winning landslides ever since
1968 (87% votes, 100% seats), 1972(70% votes, 100% seats), 1976(74% votes, 100% seats), 1980(78% votes, 100% seats), 1984 (65% votes, 99% seats), 1988(63% votes, 99% seats), 1991(61% votes, 95% seats), 1997(65% votes, 98% seats), 2001(75% votes, 98% seats), 2006(67% votes,98% seats), 2011(60% votes, 93% seats), 2015 (70% votes, 93% seats).
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Next election? 80% votes, 100% seats
Singaporeans love PAP and / or hate opposition.
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3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

@Edwin Kwan
No need credentials to write an article, you are welcome to write as you please because this is a democracy community with freedom of speech!
In life, everybody has a choice to agree or disagree with your personal views, this is known as communication
Those paper general with academic credentials always write about how to build their prosperity on the suffering of others and they never put into practice what they preach!!!
Ask our ministers why our senior citizens are suffering without universal basic income for retirement and where is our promised “Swiss standard of living ” in our sunset years???

3 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Pinki had a little lamb
Little lamb, little lamb
Pinki had a little lamb
Its fleece was white as snow
And everywhere that Pappies went
Pappies went, Pappies went
Everywhere that Pappies went
The lamb was sure to go

Pappies followed him to school one day
School one day, school one day
Pappies followed him to school one day
Which was against the rule
It made the sinkies laugh and play
Laugh and play, laugh and play
It made the sinkies laugh and play
To see a lamb at school

And so the pappies turned him out
Turned him out, turned him out
And so the pappies turned him out
But still he carried balls licking balls
And waited patiently
Patiently, patiently
And wai-aited patiently
Till mahatir did appear

3 years ago

Najib joining PAP!!!

3 years ago

Dear PAP… Ideas for your next campaign – Learn from the Malaysian Experience : First thing First : Get rid of unpopular candidates.

3 years ago

I think it makes sense to have term limits for the PM so that a cult personality does not form around a person or gives him/her the ability to consolidate power if it is unfettered

3 years ago

Malaysia is poorer than us and can afford to remove gst. This guys wants more. So they think Sinkies are idiots and they can keep milking Kim Jong Un will feel at home with his shadow party ruling this serfs kingdom.