Malaysia held its 14th general election on 9 May 2018, which brought a leadership change with Mahathir Mohamad elected as the country's new prime minister. Mahathir's populist measures will shape the country's energy landscape in the near term. Some of his key initiatives include the scrapping of goods & services tax (GST), re-introduction of petrol subsidy for targeted segments, and better royalty payment for the oil and gas producing states. While there is no specific mention yet about gas pricing policy in his programme, Mahathir's stance on maintaining subsidies and reducing the cost of living may pose uncertainties to the continuity of the current gas price reform initiatives. Looking at the new policy directives for petrol sales, with subsidy re-enactment for targeted customer groups, there is a possibility for residential customers to be shielded from future price hike.