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Youth Moving to the Forefront of Malaysian Politics
September 15, 2020

Youth Moving to the Forefront of Malaysian Politics

By Crystal Teoh
A lowered voting age, and rising discontent with the country's rusted-on political elite, are stimulating youth involvement in politics.
Consultant Charged in Covert Lobbying of Trump Officials to Drop 1MDB Investigation
August 25, 2020

Consultant Charged in Covert Lobbying of Trump Officials to Drop 1MDB Investigation

By Associated Press
Federal prosecutors say Nickie Lum Davis failed to disclose to the federal government that his lobbying efforts were on behalf of a fugitive Malaysian financier.

Malaysian State of Kelantan Seeks to Make Folk Drama Shariah Compliant
August 19, 2020

Malaysian State of Kelantan Seeks to Make Folk Drama Shariah Compliant

By Asif Ullah Khan
The PAS-led state government wants to “correct” the “un-Islamic” parts of Main Puteri, an indigenous Kelantanese dance form.

Yvonne Tew on Courts and Constitutionalism in Malaysia
August 11, 2020

Yvonne Tew on Courts and Constitutionalism in Malaysia

By Catherine Putz
The Najib ruling is “a step in the right direction on the path to constitutional redemption,” Tew says.

Malaysia Police Raid Al Jazeera’s Office, Seize Computers
August 05, 2020

Malaysia Police Raid Al Jazeera’s Office, Seize Computers

By Associated Press
The Malaysian government is enraged by a recent documentary on undocumented migrants. 
It’s Too Early to Celebrate Najib’s Historic Corruption Sentence
July 31, 2020

It’s Too Early to Celebrate Najib’s Historic Corruption Sentence

By Binaifer Nowrojee
With Najib’s political allies back in power and an ongoing crackdown on the forces pushing for accountability, the case is anything but closed.

Malaysia Ex-PM Najib Given 12 Years in Jail in 1MDB Looting
July 28, 2020

Malaysia Ex-PM Najib Given 12 Years in Jail in 1MDB Looting

By Associated Press
2 years after his ouster in a shock election upset, Najib Razak becomes the first Malaysian leader to be convicted of corruption.
Malaysia’s Unwelcoming Shore for Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution
July 28, 2020

Malaysia’s Unwelcoming Shore for Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution

By Gayle Manchin and James W. Carr
Malaysia has long guaranteed the safety of thousands of refugees, despite remaining outside international conventions, but that’s changing at a worrying pace.

The China-Malaysia Digital Free Trade Zone: National Security Considerations
July 25, 2020

The China-Malaysia Digital Free Trade Zone: National Security Considerations

By Hugh Harsono
While the DFTZ promises growth for both Malaysians and Chinese enterprises, Malaysia must take care to ensure its digital independence.

Malaysia Prime Minister Wins Test of Support, Ousts House Speaker
July 13, 2020

Malaysia Prime Minister Wins Test of Support, Ousts House Speaker

By Associated Press
The government secured 111 votes against 109 to oust the speaker, a narrow win.

The Shifting Politics of Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia
July 10, 2020

The Shifting Politics of Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia

By Piya Sukhani
As the Rohingyas became increasingly prominent in Malaysia, certain quarters have come to perceive them as a social, economic, and security threat.
Where Is Defense Reform in Malaysia Headed?
July 07, 2020

Where Is Defense Reform in Malaysia Headed?

By Nik Mohamed Rashid Nik Zurin and Ivy Kwek
Malaysia’s planned defense reforms need implementing.

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