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The Everyday Activists Behind Malaysia’s Democracy Struggle
May 29, 2018

The Everyday Activists Behind Malaysia’s Democracy Struggle

By Preeti Jha
We need to look beyond Mahathir, and even Anwar, to understand Malaysia’s seismic power shift.

Is a New Era Dawning for Malaysian Civil Society?
May 24, 2018

Is a New Era Dawning for Malaysian Civil Society?

By Binaifer Nowrojee
“The next year will be critical to build on the public momentum for change.”
Malaysia and Mahathir: The Doctor Is Still in the House
September 02, 2015

Malaysia and Mahathir: The Doctor Is Still in the House

By Joyce Lee
The revival of populist former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad comes at a price for the people of Malaysia.

An Arab Spring for Southeast Asia?
July 02, 2012

An Arab Spring for Southeast Asia?

In Burma, Malaysia and Indonesia there are encouraging signs of citizens standing up for themselves.

Malaysia's Summer of Discontent?
May 14, 2012

Malaysia's Summer of Discontent?

Malaysians are showing growing signs of frustration with their leaders. But can this be turned into poll gains?

Bersih Gets Bigger
May 04, 2012

Bersih Gets Bigger

Support for Malaysia’s Bersih 3.0 rally was massive, with protests across the country. But what comes next?

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’s Dubious Voter Numbers
April 28, 2012

Malaysia’s Dubious Voter Numbers

The Bersih rally planned for this weekend is set to target electoral irregularities. There are plenty to consider.

Malaysia’s Dubious Voter Numbers
April 28, 2012

Malaysia’s Dubious Voter Numbers

The Bersih rally planned for this weekend is set to target electoral irregularities. There are plenty to consider.

A Year of Protest
December 31, 2011

A Year of Protest

The Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street protests may have captured the headlines. But don’t forget about Asia.

Top 10 ASEAN Stories of 2011
December 23, 2011

Top 10 ASEAN Stories of 2011

From floods, to elections to a shameful attack in London, The Diplomat picks its top stories from Southeast Asia.

Malaysia's Troubling "Peace" Bill
December 05, 2011

Malaysia's Troubling "Peace" Bill

Malaysia has passed a bill that is supposed to ensure peaceful assembly. Critics say it’s a crackdown on freedom.

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