The general election in Malaysia could sway Chinese buyer demand for Malaysian real estate, reports the South China Morning Post (9 May 2018). While some analysts believe it could further decrease Chinese buyer demand, some industry observers remain optimistic on Malaysia's outlook. “Most Chinese accept the news reports suggesting the ruling coalition will remain in power. The continuity in leadership is taken to mean continuity in policies and investment trends,” said Carrie Law, Chief Executive Officer of online agency “If the opposition wins, buyers motivated by pure investment may hold back to see how events play out,” she explained. “However, most buyers are end users purchasing to study in Malaysia, work here, or retire here. They will continue to buy as long as visa and education policies remain favourable.”