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Alifah Zainuddin

Alifah Zainuddin

Alifah Zainuddin is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur covering Southeast Asian affairs.

Alifah Zainuddin is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur covering Southeast Asian affairs. She currently works for the health news site CodeBlue. Follow her on Twitter at @alifahzndn.

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September 29, 2021

Malaysia’s 5-Year Plan Sets Its Sights on High-Income Status by 2025

By Alifah Zainuddin
The new PM's plan focuses on raising income and reining in pollution. Can it be achieved or is it a mere smokescreen?
September 14, 2021

An End To Winner-Takes-All In Malaysian Politics?

By Alifah Zainuddin
Malaysia’s political leaders sign a landmark deal as Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob pledges a slew of reforms. But will his government follow through?

September 07, 2021

Southeast Asia Nations Plan To ‘Live With Virus’ As Delta Surges

By Alifah Zainuddin
More developing countries in Southeast Asia are looking ahead to living with the virus. But can they afford to pay the price?

August 31, 2021

The Risks Facing Malaysia’s ‘Second Chance’ Government

By Alifah Zainuddin
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s decision to give his predecessor’s cabinet a second chance might just work in his favor.

August 24, 2021

Malaysia’s New PM Calls For a Political Truce. Will He Succeed?

By Alifah Zainuddin
Newly-appointed prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob takes crucial first step towards a more inclusive political landscape.
August 16, 2021

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Finally Steps Down As Prime Minister

By Alifah Zainuddin
Whoever takes Muhyiddin’s place will inherit an unresolved political crisis, in addition to a worsening public health emergency.

August 09, 2021

Politics is Wrecking Malaysia’s Pandemic Response

By Alifah Zainuddin
The COVID-19 crisis offers a convenient pretext for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to hold on to power.
August 03, 2021

Democracy Is Teetering in Malaysia as PM Tightens Grip on Power

By Alifah Zainuddin
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s desperate attempt to hold on to power threatens to shake the country's democratic system to the core.

August 02, 2021

Malaysia’s Youth Step Up Protests As Political Crisis Deepens

By Alifah Zainuddin
Young protestors gather momentum as calls for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s resignation grow louder.

July 20, 2021

As Delta Variant Rages in Southeast Asia, Health Workers Warned Not to Speak Out

By Alifah Zainuddin
The pandemic has highlighted deep-rooted problems in health service. Medical workers voicing out their concerns have put governments on the defensive.

July 12, 2021

Malaysia’s ‘Total Lockdown’ Failure Plunges Hospitals Into Crisis

By Alifah Zainuddin
A COVID-19 surge is overwhelming many of Malaysia’s intensive care units, as rivalries among politicians allow a disaster to unfold.
July 05, 2021

Malaysia’s PM to Decide on Parliament Return as Pandemic Worsens

By Alifah Zainuddin
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin barely survived the last sitting of parliament. Will he survive the next?

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