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September 18, 2019

UMNO and PAS: A Frenemy Marriage?

By Michio Ueda
The new Malay-Muslim alliance between two major opposition forces could accelerate further polarization of Malaysian politics.

August 13, 2019

The Orang Asli: Fighting for Ancestral Land in Malaysia

By Alexandra Radu
Malaysia’s indigenous tribes are trying to lay modern claims to lands their people have lived on for centuries.
May 29, 2019

Has the Paint Dried on Malaysia’s Protest Art?

By Michael Beltran
Radical street artist Fahmi Reza reflects on Malaysia a year after Najib’s fall.

April 15, 2019

The Belt and Road: The Good, the Bad, and the Mixed

By Angela Tritto and Alvin Camba
Demystifying China’s Belt and Road Initiative through 3 case studies.

April 04, 2019

Is There Room for Transgender Rights in the ‘New Malaysia’?

By Ana Salvá
Activists believe that the situation for trans people has not changed at all, or has arguably gotten even worse.

January 28, 2019

Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?

By Nithin Coca
The two Southeast Asian states might be the best hope for pressure from the Islamic world.
January 10, 2019

Malaysia’s Rare Earth Debate

By Austin Bodetti
Malaysia may forgo an opportunity to enter the lucrative market in favor of environmental protection.

October 31, 2018

Melaka, Malaysia: Chinese History, Chinese Future?

By Peter Ford
Kuala Lumpur may have concerns about the Belt and Road, but Chinese projects in Melaka are continuing apace.

October 17, 2018

How the Thai Conflict Is Boosting Islamic State in Malaysia

By Austin Bodetti
Weapons from the insurgency in southern Thailand are making their way to ISIS-linked extremists in Malaysia.

July 17, 2018

Tun Mustapha: Malaysia’s Conservation Experiment

By Ben Blackledge
One marine park in Malaysia is trying to find a collaborative solution to Southeast Asia’s environmental woes.

July 10, 2018

Malaysia Counts the Costs of Its 1MDB Scandal

By Luke Hunt
The new government's pursuit of justice is just beginning.
May 29, 2018

The Everyday Activists Behind Malaysia’s Democracy Struggle

By Preeti Jha
We need to look beyond Mahathir, and even Anwar, to understand Malaysia’s seismic power shift.

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