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Malaysian PM Says China a ‘True Friend’ and Not to be Feared as Chinese Premier Ends Visit

Malaysian PM Says China a ‘True Friend’ and Not to be Feared as Chinese Premier Ends Visit

By Associated Press
As China’s Li Qiang wrapped up his visit, Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim dismissed concerns that Beijing sought to “abuse its privilege and extort” Malaysia.

Diesel Prices Leap Upward as Malaysia Begins Subsidy Reforms

Diesel Prices Leap Upward as Malaysia Begins Subsidy Reforms

By Sebastian Strangio
The government could face a political backlash over its plans to remove blanket fuel subsidies, which it claims are straining the national budget.
Why the EU’s Deforestation-Free Regulation Is Not Working in Southeast Asia

Why the EU’s Deforestation-Free Regulation Is Not Working in Southeast Asia

By Lauren Mai
Indonesia and Malaysia, which account for 85 percent of global palm oil production, have reacted with hostility to the EU's new regulation.

Malaysia Unveils Plans to Become Next Global Chip Hub

Malaysia Unveils Plans to Become Next Global Chip Hub

By Sebastian Strangio
Anwar Ibrahim has pitched Malaysia to foreign chipmakers as "the most neutral and non-aligned location for semiconductor production."

Jemaah Islamiyah Is Not Back After Malaysia Attack

Jemaah Islamiyah Is Not Back After Malaysia Attack

By Aisyah Llewellyn
The recent attack on a police station in Johor State bears all the hallmarks of a lone-wolf attack.

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The Ulu Tiram Attack and the Jemaah Islamiyah Threat in Malaysia

The Ulu Tiram Attack and the Jemaah Islamiyah Threat in Malaysia

By Bilveer Singh
The shock attack suggests that JI retains a presence in Malaysia, despite years of crackdowns by the state.

Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim Meets Hamas Delegation in Qatar

Malaysian PM Anwar Ibrahim Meets Hamas Delegation in Qatar

By Sebastian Strangio
The meeting came just days after a U.S. Treasury delegation visited Malaysia to express its concerns that the Palestinian group was raising funds in the country.
Malaysia Will Not Recognize Unilateral Sanctions on Iran, Official Says

Malaysia Will Not Recognize Unilateral Sanctions on Iran, Official Says

By Sebastian Strangio
The U.S. Treasury Department has expressed its concerns over Iran using Malaysian entities to finance allied militant groups, including Hamas.

Anwar Ibrahim Has a China Problem at Luconia Shoals

Anwar Ibrahim Has a China Problem at Luconia Shoals

By Ganesh Sahathevan
The repeated Chinese incursions in the country’s exclusive economic zone are a problem for Malaysia – and for the region as a whole.

The Battle to Restore Public Trust in Malaysia’s Media

The Battle to Restore Public Trust in Malaysia’s Media

By Benjamin YH Loh
A revised code of ethics overseen by the government rightly raises concerns about press freedom in Malaysia. There is an alternative solution.

Malaysia Orders Meta, TikTok to Formulate Plan for ‘Harmful’ Content

Malaysia Orders Meta, TikTok to Formulate Plan for ‘Harmful’ Content

By Sebastian Strangio
With right-wing rhetoric proliferating online, the Anwar government has been forced to walk a fine line between free speech and censorship.
Malaysian Firm Removes Shoes From Sale Over Religious Complaints

Malaysian Firm Removes Shoes From Sale Over Religious Complaints

By Sebastian Strangio
Just weeks after the "Allah socks" scandal, a Malaysian shoe company has found itself at the center of another conservative culture war controversy.

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