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Malaysia’s King Calls for the Reopening of Parliament
June 17, 2021

Malaysia’s King Calls for the Reopening of Parliament

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's legislature has been suspended under a state of emergency imposed in January.

Konfrontasi in the Skies
June 12, 2021

Konfrontasi in the Skies

By Moez Hayat and Ryan Ashley
China’s recent overflight has raised dormant Malaysian fears about the nation’s sovereignty over its Bornean territories.
Malaysian King Holds Unusual Meetings With Political Leaders
June 11, 2021

Malaysian King Holds Unusual Meetings With Political Leaders

By Eileen Ng
The king is to continue meeting other political leaders over the next few days before hosting a gathering of state rulers next Wednesday.

Which Asian Nations Can Benefit From the ‘China Plus One’ Strategy?
June 11, 2021

Which Asian Nations Can Benefit From the ‘China Plus One’ Strategy?

By Sara Hsu
As supply chain diversification becomes the name of the game, some of China’s neighbors are looking to provide attractive alternatives.

WTO to Review Malaysia-EU Palm Oil Spat. What Happens Next?
June 08, 2021

WTO to Review Malaysia-EU Palm Oil Spat. What Happens Next?

By James Guild
The EU is making efforts to leverage its market power to ensure that products entering the trading bloc are more environmentally sustainable.

Malaysia Aims to Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign
June 08, 2021

Malaysia Aims to Speed Up COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign

By Alexandra Radu
With cases soaring, Malaysia hopes to quicken the pace of vaccinations and head off further deaths from the virus.

Chinese Overflight Highlights Malaysia’s Need for a Stronger Military Deterrent
June 03, 2021

Chinese Overflight Highlights Malaysia’s Need for a Stronger Military Deterrent

By Adam Leong Kok Wey
The country will only face growing threats to its maritime sovereignty in the years to come.
Malaysia Enters ‘Total Lockdown’ as COVID-19 Surge Continues
June 01, 2021

Malaysia Enters ‘Total Lockdown’ as COVID-19 Surge Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Muhyiddin is facing increasing pressure from the opposition – and from within his own coalition.

Who Is Winning Southeast Asia’s Car Wars?
June 01, 2021

Who Is Winning Southeast Asia’s Car Wars?

By James Guild
Thailand has made the early running, but Indonesia's automotive industry is growing steadily.

Amid Case Surge, Malaysia’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Surpasses India’s
May 28, 2021

Amid Case Surge, Malaysia’s COVID-19 Infection Rate Surpasses India’s

By Luke Hunt
So far this month, the number of “brought in dead” has tripled over April's total.

Malaysian Advocacy Groups Sound Alarm Over Attacks on Press, Politicians
May 26, 2021

Malaysian Advocacy Groups Sound Alarm Over Attacks on Press, Politicians

By Sebastian Strangio
This year has seen at least five cases in which journalists have been questioned and investigated for their reporting.
James Chin on MA63 and the Return of State Nationalism in Malaysia
May 25, 2021

James Chin on MA63 and the Return of State Nationalism in Malaysia

By Sebastian Strangio
Calls for increased autonomy for Sabah and Sarawak are once again on the agenda in Malaysian politics.

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