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Why Khazanah Nasional Just Bailed Out Malaysia Airlines
March 02, 2021

Why Khazanah Nasional Just Bailed Out Malaysia Airlines

By James Guild
Sometimes the state has an interest in controlling firms in critical sectors like transportation, even if they are hemorrhaging money.

Elections to Follow COVID-19 Emergency, Malaysian PM Promises
March 01, 2021

Elections to Follow COVID-19 Emergency, Malaysian PM Promises

By Sebastian Strangio
However, parliament is unlikely to convene until the state of emergency expires on August 1.
Defying Court Order, Malaysia Deports Asylum Seekers to Myanmar
February 24, 2021

Defying Court Order, Malaysia Deports Asylum Seekers to Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.N. refugee agency claims that the group included registered asylum seekers.

Malaysian Newspaper Editor Under Investigation for Criticizing Court Ruling
February 23, 2021

Malaysian Newspaper Editor Under Investigation for Criticizing Court Ruling

By Sebastian Strangio
The probe is just the latest attempt by the Malaysian authorities to silence the pioneering news portal Malaysiakini.

Malaysian Court Finds News Portal Guilty Over Readers’ Comments
February 19, 2021

Malaysian Court Finds News Portal Guilty Over Readers’ Comments

By Associated Press
The publication's editor-in-chief said that the ruling would have "a chilling effect on freedom of expression in Malaysia."

Rights Groups Attack Malaysia’s ‘Abhorrent’ Deportation Plan
February 19, 2021

Rights Groups Attack Malaysia’s ‘Abhorrent’ Deportation Plan

By Sebastian Strangio
Shortly after its coup d'etat, Myanmar's military junta offered to help Malaysian authorities deport some 1,200 people.

Malaysia Ex-PM’s Wife Ordered to Make Defense in Graft Trial
February 18, 2021

Malaysia Ex-PM’s Wife Ordered to Make Defense in Graft Trial

By Associated Press
The trial has shed additional light on the important role that the Malaysian First Lady played during her husband's time in office.
Advancing Indonesia-Malaysia Relations Amid COVID-19
February 10, 2021

Advancing Indonesia-Malaysia Relations Amid COVID-19

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Much of the quick visit of the Malaysian prime minister to Indonesia signaled continuity in relations rather than any major boost.

Jokowi, Muhyiddin Call for Special ASEAN Meeting on Myanmar
February 08, 2021

Jokowi, Muhyiddin Call for Special ASEAN Meeting on Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
The Myanmar coup once again highlights the need for ASEAN to act as a unified bloc on regional crises.

Indonesia, Malaysia Step Up Palm Oil Lobbying: Report
January 20, 2021

Indonesia, Malaysia Step Up Palm Oil Lobbying: Report

By Sebastian Strangio
The increased lobbying effort reflects the increasingly negative perceptions of the industry.

Malaysia Declares Virus Emergency, Offering Reprieve for Besieged PM
January 12, 2021

Malaysia Declares Virus Emergency, Offering Reprieve for Besieged PM

By Sebastian Strangio
The surprise announcement has given PM Muhyiddin Yassin until August 1 to get COVID-19, and the broader political situation, under control.
BorneoExit: Independence for East Malaysia?
December 11, 2020

BorneoExit: Independence for East Malaysia?

By Robert Bociaga
Longstanding tensions between East Malaysia and Peninsular Malaysia have some seeking autonomy – or even secession.

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