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Going Rogue: Malaysia and the 1MDB Scandal
August 05, 2015
Going Rogue: Malaysia and the 1MDB Scandal
Democracy and rule of law won’t magically clear society of cronies and corruption.
Going Rogue: Malaysia and the 1MDB Scandal
Post-Anwar: Malaysia’s Gloomy Future
April 01, 2015
Post-Anwar: Malaysia’s Gloomy Future
As the opposition leader sits in prison, a shadow looms over Malaysian politics both at home and abroad.
Post-Anwar: Malaysia’s Gloomy Future
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Fight Against Islamic State Influence
September 11, 2014
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Fight Against Islamic State Influence
With ideology spreading via social media, authorities need to consider a ‘soft’ approach as well as traditional tactics.
Indonesia, Malaysia and the Fight Against Islamic State Influence
Malaysia’s Sedition Debate
September 08, 2014
Malaysia’s Sedition Debate
As the government continues to wield the colonial-era legislation, opposition is mounting.
Malaysia’s Sedition Debate
ISIS: A Threat Well Beyond the Middle East
July 07, 2014
ISIS: A Threat Well Beyond the Middle East
The success of militants in Iraq may be inspiring radicals in Southeast Asia.
ISIS: A Threat Well Beyond the Middle East
Taib Mahmud’s Really Excellent Retirement
March 07, 2014
Taib Mahmud’s Really Excellent Retirement
Sarawak’s chief minister steps down with an impressive fortune, and a barrage of legal assaults.
Taib Mahmud’s Really Excellent Retirement
Old Malaysian Issues Are New, Again
February 04, 2014
Old Malaysian Issues Are New, Again
Controversy over the use of “Allah” by non-Muslims has religious – and political – underpinnings.
Old Malaysian Issues Are New, Again
Difficult Post-Election Period Beckons for Malaysia
June 20, 2013
Difficult Post-Election Period Beckons for Malaysia
The opposition is at a crossroads, while the government faces tough challenges.
Difficult Post-Election Period Beckons for Malaysia
Malaysia Splits as UMNO Cracks Down on Dissent
June 03, 2013
Malaysia Splits as UMNO Cracks Down on Dissent
Post-election events in Malaysia have been worrying, and are tarnishing the country’s image.
Malaysia Splits as UMNO Cracks Down on Dissent
Saving Malaysia’s Last Great Rainforests
February 12, 2013
Saving Malaysia’s Last Great Rainforests
Malaysia’ officials wage a war of words over the country’s rainforests. Will politics save them?
Saving Malaysia’s Last Great Rainforests
Political Jockeying Ahead of Malaysia's Elections
January 17, 2013
Political Jockeying Ahead of Malaysia's Elections
This month the government of Najib Razak broke with precedent by allowing the opposition to stage a rally as election season kicks into gear.
Political Jockeying Ahead of Malaysia's Elections
Bush and Cheney on Trial
May 15, 2012
Bush and Cheney on Trial
The Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal accuses George W. Bush and Dick Cheney of war crimes. They are serious accusations, but this isn’t a serious court.
Bush and Cheney on Trial
Malaysia Rally Turns Ugly
April 29, 2012
Malaysia Rally Turns Ugly
Police turned on tens of thousands of protesters demonstrating for electoral reform in Malaysia on Saturday. It might not help the government’s image ahead of elections.
Malaysia Rally Turns Ugly
Malaysia’s Militant Headache
December 04, 2011
Malaysia’s Militant Headache
Recent arrests have sparked fears that militants may be eyeing a Mumbai-style attack. Foreigners would be the likely target.
Malaysia’s Militant Headache
Towering Ambition in Malaysia
November 21, 2010
Towering Ambition in Malaysia
Are plans for a new 100-storey skyscraper a sign of strength or weakness? Either way, they make little economic sense.
Towering Ambition in Malaysia
February 22, 2010
The ‘A’ Word
Malaysia’s has carefully crafted an image as a multi-cultural home for the world’s races and religions. But this picture of harmony is being challenged from all sides–by the government, in the courts and from the pulpit. Luke Hunt travels across the country to report on why.
The ‘A’ Word
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