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Malaysia to Sign Free Trade Pact with UAE in June, Official Says

Malaysia to Sign Free Trade Pact with UAE in June, Official Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The country is on track to becoming the fifth nation, and the third in Southeast Asia, to sign a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with Abu Dhabi.

Why Are Southeast Asia’s Young Voters Turning to Illiberal Populists?

Why Are Southeast Asia’s Young Voters Turning to Illiberal Populists?

By Imran Said and Alexander Berghaus
Recent elections have upended the assumption that young people are inherently more progressive than their elders.
Controversial Billionaire and Malaysian State Leader Is Laid to Rest

Controversial Billionaire and Malaysian State Leader Is Laid to Rest

By Luke Hunt
The Bruno Manser Fund wants Taib Mahmud's assets and bank accounts frozen.

Malaysia, Indonesia Denounce Israeli Occupation During ICJ Proceedings

Malaysia, Indonesia Denounce Israeli Occupation During ICJ Proceedings

By Sebastian Strangio
The two nations' foreign ministers addressed the body during an advisory proceeding examining Israel's post-1967 occupation of Palestinian territories.

Malaysia’s Court System Struggles With the Rise of State-Level Theocracy

Malaysia’s Court System Struggles With the Rise of State-Level Theocracy

By Aizat Shamsuddin
A recent Federal Court ruling has highlighted the tension between the Federal Constitution and Sharia laws passed by conservative state legislatures.

Corruption in Malaysia: The No Shame Game

Corruption in Malaysia: The No Shame Game

By Sophie Lemière
From prison, disgraced former Prime Minister Najib Razak is plotting an unlikely political comeback. Don't rule it out.

What Malaysia’s New King Means For the Country’s Monarchy

What Malaysia’s New King Means For the Country’s Monarchy

By Prem Singh Gill
In recent years, the ceremonial monarchs have been taking a more active role in the country's political life.
Why Malaysia’s Pharmaniaga Is In Financial Trouble

Why Malaysia’s Pharmaniaga Is In Financial Trouble

By James Guild
And why its troubles might be short-lived.

Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Enduring Legacy in Foreign Affairs

Tunku Abdul Rahman’s Enduring Legacy in Foreign Affairs

By Hamzah Ben Ahmad
Malaysia's first prime minister fell short of realizing his domestic vision, the impacts of his diplomacy are still being felt today.

Malaysia’s Top Court Invalidates State’s Islam-based Laws on Incest, Sodomy, and Other Offenses

Malaysia’s Top Court Invalidates State’s Islam-based Laws on Incest, Sodomy, and Other Offenses

By Eileen Ng
The court said that the Kelantan state government could not make Islamic laws on those topics because they are covered by Malaysian federal law.

Thai Government and Southern Separatists Agree to New Plan to End Conflict

Thai Government and Southern Separatists Agree to New Plan to End Conflict

By Sebastian Strangio
After a hiatus in peace talks due to last year's Thai election, the two sides "are willing to put pen on paper," the Malaysian mediator said yesterday.
Malaysia Confirms Royal Pardon for Jailed Former PM Najib Razak

Malaysia Confirms Royal Pardon for Jailed Former PM Najib Razak

By Sebastian Strangio
The pardon, which halves the former leader's prison sentence from 12 to six years, could see him free ahead of the country's next general election.

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