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How ‘Konfrontasi’ Reshaped Southeast Asian Regional Politics
September 16, 2021

How ‘Konfrontasi’ Reshaped Southeast Asian Regional Politics

By Adam Leong Kok Wey
The tensions of the 1960s served as the catalyst for the creation of today's peaceful, prosperous, and cohesive Southeast Asia.

Debt Bondage Payouts Flow to Workers in Malaysia’s Glove Industry
September 14, 2021

Debt Bondage Payouts Flow to Workers in Malaysia’s Glove Industry

By Peter Bengtsen
Has an American import ban and the repayment of over $100 million to migrant workers by glove makers reduced forced labor risks?
A Perennial Offender, Malaysia Need Not Be on US Forced Labor Watch List Forever
September 10, 2021

A Perennial Offender, Malaysia Need Not Be on US Forced Labor Watch List Forever

By Simon Tran Hudes and Danielle Fallin
Malaysia’s history of forced labor and mistreatment of migrant workers presents yet a hurdle to closer ties with Washington.

The Risks Facing Malaysia’s ‘Second Chance’ Government
August 31, 2021

The Risks Facing Malaysia’s ‘Second Chance’ Government

By Alifah Zainuddin
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s decision to give his predecessor’s cabinet a second chance might just work in his favor.

Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act
August 25, 2021

Southeast Asia’s Current Account Balancing Act

By James Guild
While trade is important as countries seek to bounce back from COVID-19, you need to poke a little deeper to get a full picture of the current account.

Malaysia’s New PM Calls For a Political Truce. Will He Succeed?
August 24, 2021

Malaysia’s New PM Calls For a Political Truce. Will He Succeed?

By Alifah Zainuddin
Newly-appointed prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob takes crucial first step towards a more inclusive political landscape.

Malaysian King Picks Ex-Deputy PM as Nation’s New Leader
August 20, 2021

Malaysian King Picks Ex-Deputy PM as Nation’s New Leader

By Eileen Ng
The appointment of Ismail Sabri Yaakob restores the United Malays National Organization to its accustomed position of power.
Malaysia’s Longest-Governing Party Seems Set to Reclaim PM Post
August 19, 2021

Malaysia’s Longest-Governing Party Seems Set to Reclaim PM Post

By Eileen Ng
Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob seems set to be appointed Malaysia's next prime minister.

Malaysian Lawmakers Set to Vote on Next Prime Minister
August 17, 2021

Malaysian Lawmakers Set to Vote on Next Prime Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
So who will replace Muhyiddin as Malaysia’s next prime minister? Several potential horses are nosing their way toward the starting line.

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Finally Steps Down As Prime Minister
August 16, 2021

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Finally Steps Down As Prime Minister

By Alifah Zainuddin
Whoever takes Muhyiddin’s place will inherit an unresolved political crisis, in addition to a worsening public health emergency.

Politics is Wrecking Malaysia’s Pandemic Response
August 09, 2021

Politics is Wrecking Malaysia’s Pandemic Response

By Alifah Zainuddin
The COVID-19 crisis offers a convenient pretext for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to hold on to power.
Malaysian PM Defies Calls to Resign, Claiming Parliamentary Majority
August 04, 2021

Malaysian PM Defies Calls to Resign, Claiming Parliamentary Majority

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Muhyiddin agreed to subject himself to a motion of confidence when parliament reconvenes next month.

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