The newly appointed Johor exco members consist of 70% new faces. Last 28 March 2022, Astro AWANI asked Shahrill Sabarudin, a political analyst and the Senior Fellow of Bait Al Amanah, "Whether this will be a new trend in politics, and how could this trend change the political landscape?".
Most political parties promised 'political reform' in their manifesto during the state election and according to Shahrill Sabarudin, this 'political reform' panders to the new demography who are very concerned with structural problems and demonstrates less apathy towards the current social structure.
In the interview, Shahrill Sabarudin noted that personality politics and identity politics might be glossed over in this new political landscape and what matters the most now is having leaders who provide real offers and real solutions to pressing issues.
"Moving forward, new economic platforms, science and technology, big ideas, etc start taking center stage in the political discourse. Failure to address this agenda will result in risking the political parties being irrelevant in the future."
- Shahrill Sabarudin, a political analyst and the Senior Fellow of Bait Al Amanah
Listen to the interesting insights provided by Shahrill Sabaruddin on Youtube.