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Sabah Heads to the Polls for Snap State Election
September 25, 2020

Sabah Heads to the Polls for Snap State Election

By James Chin
In addition to the perennial question of regional autonomy, the result could play into the ongoing political turmoil in Kuala Lumpur.

Will Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Finally Succeed?
September 25, 2020

Will Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Finally Succeed?

By Sebastian Strangio
The opposition leader’s announcement that he commands the support necessary to form a new government has dissipated into a period of tense political speculation.
Social Reformers Challenge Malaysia’s Islamic Hardliners Over Headwear
September 24, 2020

Social Reformers Challenge Malaysia’s Islamic Hardliners Over Headwear

By Luke Hunt
To wear or not to wear: The hijab is a matter of choice — and politics.

Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Plans New Government
September 23, 2020

Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Plans New Government

By Associated Press
Anwar says he will reveal more details following a meeting with the king, but a cabinet member denies the government has fallen.

Youth Moving to the Forefront of Malaysian Politics
September 15, 2020

Youth Moving to the Forefront of Malaysian Politics

By Crystal Teoh
A lowered voting age, and rising discontent with the country's rusted-on political elite, are stimulating youth involvement in politics.

Consultant Charged in Covert Lobbying of Trump Officials to Drop 1MDB Investigation
August 25, 2020

Consultant Charged in Covert Lobbying of Trump Officials to Drop 1MDB Investigation

By Associated Press
Federal prosecutors say Nickie Lum Davis failed to disclose to the federal government that his lobbying efforts were on behalf of a fugitive Malaysian financier.

Malaysian State of Kelantan Seeks to Make Folk Drama Shariah Compliant
August 19, 2020

Malaysian State of Kelantan Seeks to Make Folk Drama Shariah Compliant

By Asif Ullah Khan
The PAS-led state government wants to “correct” the “un-Islamic” parts of Main Puteri, an indigenous Kelantanese dance form.
Yvonne Tew on Courts and Constitutionalism in Malaysia
August 11, 2020

Yvonne Tew on Courts and Constitutionalism in Malaysia

By Catherine Putz
The Najib ruling is “a step in the right direction on the path to constitutional redemption,” Tew says.

Malaysia Police Raid Al Jazeera’s Office, Seize Computers
August 05, 2020

Malaysia Police Raid Al Jazeera’s Office, Seize Computers

By Associated Press
The Malaysian government is enraged by a recent documentary on undocumented migrants. 

It’s Too Early to Celebrate Najib’s Historic Corruption Sentence
July 31, 2020

It’s Too Early to Celebrate Najib’s Historic Corruption Sentence

By Binaifer Nowrojee
With Najib’s political allies back in power and an ongoing crackdown on the forces pushing for accountability, the case is anything but closed.

Malaysia Ex-PM Najib Given 12 Years in Jail in 1MDB Looting
July 28, 2020

Malaysia Ex-PM Najib Given 12 Years in Jail in 1MDB Looting

By Associated Press
2 years after his ouster in a shock election upset, Najib Razak becomes the first Malaysian leader to be convicted of corruption.
Malaysia’s Unwelcoming Shore for Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution
July 28, 2020

Malaysia’s Unwelcoming Shore for Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution

By Gayle Manchin and James W. Carr
Malaysia has long guaranteed the safety of thousands of refugees, despite remaining outside international conventions, but that’s changing at a worrying pace.

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