A couple of recent articles by the good folk at the EastAsiaForum suggests that Malaysia will soon need to make some hard decisions.
Of course Malaysia may choose not to make any decisions at all, but that is of course a decision in itself, and in no case can the political consequences be deferred indefinitely.
As a starting point, there is the article a couple of months ago here suggesting that race policy reform will need action.
So what is the problem? Well, in a uniquely Malaysian way it appears to be this.
Going beyond the rhetoric of doing something about racial policies requires Malaysia doing something about economic policies, and doing something about economic policies requires Malaysia doing something about racial policies.
At tne same time, Malaysia’s racial and economic policies are so closely connected that the politics of making changes is effectively impossible to navigate, so the government decision is likely to be to not to make changes.
Noting that it was the failure to make changes in this space that led to the Malaysian people taking it upon themselves to make changes, it would seem that the tensions in Malaysian politics are not going away any time soon.