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Will Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Finally Succeed?
September 25, 2020

Will Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Finally Succeed?

By Sebastian Strangio
The opposition leader’s announcement that he commands the support necessary to form a new government has dissipated into a period of tense political speculation.

Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Plans New Government
September 23, 2020

Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Plans New Government

By Associated Press
Anwar says he will reveal more details following a meeting with the king, but a cabinet member denies the government has fallen.
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.

Malaysian Prime Minister Faces a Leadership Challenge When Parliament Resumes
July 06, 2020

Malaysian Prime Minister Faces a Leadership Challenge When Parliament Resumes

By Luke Hunt
Mahathir still has the support to influence his country’s politics.

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.

Making Sense of Malaysia’s 2020 Political Tumult
March 19, 2020

Making Sense of Malaysia’s 2020 Political Tumult

By Ankit Panda
Also, the hosts discuss progress in the implementation of the February 29 U.S.-Taliban deal in Afghanistan.

Democracy in Crisis: Where Does Malaysia Go From Here?
February 27, 2020

Democracy in Crisis: Where Does Malaysia Go From Here?

By Brian Wong
Only a general election can rescue Malaysia’s democracy, but not its stability.
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Resigns Amid Political Upheaval
February 25, 2020

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Resigns Amid Political Upheaval

By Associated Press
Mahathir’s resignation, and the collapse of the ruling coalition, comes amid a political crisis over a planned transition of power to Anwar Ibrahim.

What Lies Ahead for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government After a Big Election Loss?
November 19, 2019

What Lies Ahead for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government After a Big Election Loss?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The loss in the Tanjung Piai by-election is less important than how the government responds to this wake-up call.

Malaysia’s New Sex Scandal: Look Beyond the Politics
July 31, 2019

Malaysia’s New Sex Scandal: Look Beyond the Politics

By Preeti Jha
The scandal is also demonizing an already persecuted LGBT minority.

Rising Challenges Ahead for Malaysia’s New Government
March 20, 2019

Rising Challenges Ahead for Malaysia’s New Government

By Luke Hunt
Though it is still early days, a series of issues are threatening to overwhelm and undermine the new government’s future.
Can Malaysia’s New Government Deliver on Reform?
March 15, 2019

Can Malaysia’s New Government Deliver on Reform?

By Erin Cook
Less than a year since it took power, the Pakatan Harapan government is confronting questions about the pace of promised reforms.

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