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Malaysia’s Mahathir Ousted from Party Amid Power Struggle
May 29, 2020

Malaysia’s Mahathir Ousted from Party Amid Power Struggle

By Associated Press
Mahathir, along with his son and three other senior members, were expelled from the Bersatu party on Thursday. 
In Malaysia, a Razor Thin Majority Rules During an Unprecedented Crisis
May 21, 2020

In Malaysia, a Razor Thin Majority Rules During an Unprecedented Crisis

By Harris Zainul and Ryan Chua
Muhyiddin’s consolidation of power comes simultaneously with the smallest majority in Malaysia’s democratic history. 

What Does Malaysia’s Troubled Transition Mean for Democracy in Southeast Asia?
May 20, 2020

What Does Malaysia’s Troubled Transition Mean for Democracy in Southeast Asia?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country’s political upheaval reinforces the continued importance of paying attention to structural dynamics and the more contingent and contested nature of outcomes in domestic politics.

Malaysia Drops Charge Against Ex-Prime Minister’s Stepson
May 15, 2020

Malaysia Drops Charge Against Ex-Prime Minister’s Stepson

By Associated Press
The stepson of ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak, the producer behind The Wolf of Wall Street, reached a settlement with the government.

Mahathir’s No-Win No-Confidence Gamble
May 12, 2020

Mahathir’s No-Win No-Confidence Gamble

By Asif Ullah Khan
Whatever happens in the no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Muhyiddin, it will be a setback for Mahathir -- and the opposition.
Time to Embrace, Not Shun, Malaysia’s Migrant Community
May 07, 2020

Time to Embrace, Not Shun, Malaysia’s Migrant Community

By Sheela Jane Menon
Malaysia should recognize our shared humanity and welcome neighbors in need.

Malaysia Begins to Ease COVID-19 Lockdown Despite Lingering Concerns
May 04, 2020

Malaysia Begins to Ease COVID-19 Lockdown Despite Lingering Concerns

By Associated Press
Businesses are reopening for the first time since the lockdown began on March 18, but critics worry the move has come too soon.
Malaysia’s Game of Thrones
May 01, 2020

Malaysia’s Game of Thrones

By Nor Arlene Tan
Untangling the political machinations that collapsed the Alliance of Hope from within.

The UMNO’s Brewing Civil War
April 29, 2020

The UMNO’s Brewing Civil War

By Prashant Waikar
What’s behind UMNO president Zahid’s letter to Prime Minister Muhyiddin?

Rohingyas in Malaysia Face a Pandemic and a Possible Populist Backlash
April 28, 2020

Rohingyas in Malaysia Face a Pandemic and a Possible Populist Backlash

By Erin Cook
Rohingya refugees in Malaysia face a double-pronged disaster: a pandemic and a populist turn against the vulnerable community.

Maritime Flashpoints and the COVID-19 Pandemic
April 20, 2020

Maritime Flashpoints and the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Sumathy Permal
Southeast Asian states like Malaysia are having to both deal with a global health crisis and step up defense of their South China Sea claims.
Will a New Government in Malaysia Reset India Ties?
April 20, 2020

Will a New Government in Malaysia Reset India Ties?

By Yatharth Kachiar
The Muhyiddin government seems keen to thaw the ice, but there are major pitfalls ahead.

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