MALAYSIA: Upon hearing the surprise outcome of the 15-month US presidential democratic process, many Malaysians found themselves struggling to relate to American voters dismayed by Donald Trump’s victory.
“It must be really hard to live in a democratic country when ‘your guy’ isn’t running the show, “said a Malaysian, “I’m sure you’ll get through it but it must suck.”
“So someone you didn’t vote for and didn’t even manage to win the popular vote is still somehow able to claim victory in an election, and it’s so frustrating you sometimes feel like running away to live in another country? Nope. Sorry. We Malaysians have absolutely no idea what that feels like at all.”