Throughout Malaysia's history, the ruling political coalition of Barisan Nasional has had a hold on the traditional channels by which news has been delivered to the Malaysian people. However, technological development has given space for new forms of media, including WhatsApp. This article recounts the transformation from print news to WhatsApp public groups and analyzes the role media played in Malaysia's fourteenth general election.
Jamshed, Musa S., "Encrypted Exchanges: Whatsapp and the Malaysian General Election" (2019). Volume 37 - The New Malaysia (2019). 8.