There are many differences between Cambodia and Malaysia. Malaysia’s per capita gross domestic product, at about $12,000, is roughly 12 times that of Cambodia. Bursa Malaysia, the country’s stock exchange, boasts more than 1,000 listed firms compared to just one in Cambodia. Yet the parliamentary elections that were held in the two countries this year bore striking similarities. And in their wake, political disputes have gripped each country as the opposition parties struggle to use their unprecedented popularity to force entrenched ruling parties to reform. –News Analysis In general elections on May 5, Malaysia’s Pakatan Rakyat
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