The stunning election upset across the Causeway has sparked nervousness in the market. What are the concerns? Is this an opportunity for investors?

SINGAPORE (May 14): For avid market watchers, the first sign that Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s Pakatan Harapan (PH) coalition was on its way to dislodging Barisan Nasional (BN) might have been the soaring price of shares in Opcom Holdings. The Bursa Malaysia-listed seller of fibre-optic cables is 23.3%-owned by Mahathir’s son Mukhriz; another son Mokhzani is the company’s chairman and CEO. Its stock began rising in early May. On May 8, the eve of Malaysia’s 14th general election, it climbed sharply and ended the day nearly 36% higher.

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