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Report Reveals Inhumane Conditions in Malaysia’s Immigration Detention Centers
June 28, 2022

Report Reveals Inhumane Conditions in Malaysia’s Immigration Detention Centers

By Sebastian Strangio
The Indonesia-based Coalition of Sovereign Migrant Workers claims that 149 people have died in detention facilities over the past 18 months.

Australian FM Embarks on Trip to Vietnam, Malaysia
June 27, 2022

Australian FM Embarks on Trip to Vietnam, Malaysia

By Sebastian Strangio
Penny Wong's trip is her second to Southeast Asia in the month since she took up the foreign affairs portfolio.
Malaysia Abolishes Mandatory Use of the Death Penalty
June 10, 2022

Malaysia Abolishes Mandatory Use of the Death Penalty

By Sebastian Strangio
While falling short of a total ban on capital punishment, the move is a rare sign of progress for Southeast Asia.

What Malaysia’s Digital Banking Licenses Tell Us
June 07, 2022

What Malaysia’s Digital Banking Licenses Tell Us

By James Guild
The Malaysian central bank has awarded five digital banking licenses. What value will they add to the country's financial system?

Singapore Braces as Malaysian Chicken Export Ban Comes Into Effect
June 01, 2022

Singapore Braces as Malaysian Chicken Export Ban Comes Into Effect

By Sebastian Strangio
Kuala Lumpur is just the latest Asian government to take steps to shore up domestic food supplies.

Malaysia’s Domestic Political Turbulence Threatens to Derail its Foreign Policy
May 26, 2022

Malaysia’s Domestic Political Turbulence Threatens to Derail its Foreign Policy

By Fikry A. Rahman
Foreign policy begins at home, and the country has experienced nearly unprecedented political instability over the past two years.

Malaysian FM Meets With Counterpart from Myanmar Opposition Movement
May 17, 2022

Malaysian FM Meets With Counterpart from Myanmar Opposition Movement

By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting could mark a turning-point in the bloc's approach to the ongoing conflict in its errant member-state.
Malaysian FM Says ASEAN Envoy ‘Welcomes’ Idea of Engaging Myanmar’s NUG
May 12, 2022

Malaysian FM Says ASEAN Envoy ‘Welcomes’ Idea of Engaging Myanmar’s NUG

By Sebastian Strangio
Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah continues to push for a reassessment of ASEAN's stalled approach to the country's crisis.

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines Consider Expanding Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols
April 19, 2022

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines Consider Expanding Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Ongoing efforts to further develop the minilateral mechanism bear close watching, despite lingering challenges.

Rohingya Militant Group Targeting Malaysia-Based Refugees with Online Campaign
April 13, 2022

Rohingya Militant Group Targeting Malaysia-Based Refugees with Online Campaign

By Jasminder Singh and Rueben Dass
There is mounting evidence that the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army is targeting the Rohingyas in Malaysia with radicalizing propaganda.

After Pressure, Growing Transparency in Malaysia’s Glove Industry
April 04, 2022

After Pressure, Growing Transparency in Malaysia’s Glove Industry

By Peter Bengtsen
From rock bottom four years ago, much of Malaysia’s glove industry has embarked on efforts to achieve greater transparency and better conditions.
How Should Malaysia React to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict?
April 01, 2022

How Should Malaysia React to the Russia-Ukraine Conflict?

By Teh Zi Yee
Three recommendations for how Kuala Lumpur should respond to the war in Europe.

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