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Malaysia’s Anwar Winds Up First Overseas Visit as Prime Minister
January 10, 2023

Malaysia’s Anwar Winds Up First Overseas Visit as Prime Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
The leader's two-day state visit to Indonesia was shot through with personal and political resonances.

Malaysian PM Survives Confidence Vote, Stabilizes Government
December 20, 2022

Malaysian PM Survives Confidence Vote, Stabilizes Government

By Sebastian Strangio
Anwar Ibrahim has secured the support of a healthy majority, but there are no ironclad guarantees over the longer term.
In Forming Malaysia’s New Cabinet, Anwar Strikes a Careful Balance
December 05, 2022

In Forming Malaysia’s New Cabinet, Anwar Strikes a Careful Balance

By Sebastian Strangio
The 28-member cabinet, which included members of four coalitions and an independent MP, was sworn in on Saturday.

Malaysia’s Anwar Mulling Crucial Cabinet Appointments
November 29, 2022

Malaysia’s Anwar Mulling Crucial Cabinet Appointments

By Sebastian Strangio
Who the newly appointed prime minister chooses could determine the fate of his sprawling unity government.

New Malaysian Government to Tackle Cost of Living Crisis
November 28, 2022

New Malaysian Government to Tackle Cost of Living Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
Tackling rice bowl issues is a prudent first step for Anwar Ibrahim, who confronts a polarized political landscape.

In Malaysia, a Political Stalwart Bows Out
November 25, 2022

In Malaysia, a Political Stalwart Bows Out

By Sophie Lemière
At last week's election, the extraordinary, six-decade-long political journey of Mahathir Mohamad reached its quiet terminus.

Sworn in, Anwar Gets to Work as Malaysia’s Prime Minister
November 25, 2022

Sworn in, Anwar Gets to Work as Malaysia’s Prime Minister

By Luke Hunt
Anwar said he would submit his government to a vote of confidence on December 19.
Can Anwar Ibrahim Bring Stability Back to Malaysian Politics?
November 25, 2022

Can Anwar Ibrahim Bring Stability Back to Malaysian Politics?

By Sebastian Strangio
While the November 19 election resulted in a victory for his multi-ethnic Pakatan Harapan bloc, the forces of conservative Malay nationalism have perhaps never been stronger.

Reformist Leader Anwar Named Prime Minister of Malaysia
November 24, 2022

Reformist Leader Anwar Named Prime Minister of Malaysia

By Eileen Ng
In naming the longtime opposition figure, the monarch called for an end to the political turmoil that has seen Malaysia led by three prime ministers since 2018.

Ahead of GE15, Will it Be Back to the Future for Malaysian Politics?
November 17, 2022

Ahead of GE15, Will it Be Back to the Future for Malaysian Politics?

By James Chin
Despite its shock defeat in 2018, UMNO's proven brand of ethnic Malay identity politics could play a decisive role in Saturday's election.

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.
Democracy Is Teetering in Malaysia as PM Tightens Grip on Power
August 03, 2021

Democracy Is Teetering in Malaysia as PM Tightens Grip on Power

By Alifah Zainuddin
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s desperate attempt to hold on to power threatens to shake the country's democratic system to the core.

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