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Ismail Sabri Yaakob

Malaysia’s Grand Old Party Scores Decisive Victory in Pivotal State Election
March 14, 2022

Malaysia’s Grand Old Party Scores Decisive Victory in Pivotal State Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The strong showing for the Barisan Nasional coalition is expected to intensify calls for an early general election.

Malaysian Youth Vote in the Spotlight as Johor State Prepares for Election
March 11, 2022

Malaysian Youth Vote in the Spotlight as Johor State Prepares for Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The election is the first to be held in Malaysia since a constitutional amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.
Malaysia Should Scrap the Death Penalty Once and For All
March 04, 2022

Malaysia Should Scrap the Death Penalty Once and For All

By Brian Yap
The move would send a strong signal to other Southeast Asian governments.

Cambodia and Malaysia Try to Resolve Their Differences
February 25, 2022

Cambodia and Malaysia Try to Resolve Their Differences

By Luke Hunt
“Frank and candid” talks held as Olympic-sized global issues take hold.

Frustration Grows in Malaysia Over Government’s Slow Flood Response
December 24, 2021

Frustration Grows in Malaysia Over Government’s Slow Flood Response

By Alifah Zainuddin
As politicians play the blame game, citizens and migrants alike have proven once again that they only have themselves to rely on.

A Tumultuous Year in Malaysian Politicking
December 20, 2021

A Tumultuous Year in Malaysian Politicking

By Sophie Lemière
The shifting political allegiances of the past three years seem set to continue until the next general election.

PM Ismail’s First 100 Days: Beating Expectations Is Not Enough
December 09, 2021

PM Ismail’s First 100 Days: Beating Expectations Is Not Enough

By Alifah Zainuddin
Ismail Sabri’s leadership has offered much-needed stability, but Malaysians deserve more than just the status quo.
Malaysia: Is Barisan Nasional Growing in Strength?
November 26, 2021

Malaysia: Is Barisan Nasional Growing in Strength?

By Alifah Zainuddin
The six-decade-old grand old coalition, led by UMNO, remains in a much weaker state, but it will inevitably be looking to build on its winning momentum.

Malaysia’s 5-Year Plan Sets Its Sights on High-Income Status by 2025
September 29, 2021

Malaysia’s 5-Year Plan Sets Its Sights on High-Income Status by 2025

By Alifah Zainuddin
The new PM's plan focuses on raising income and reining in pollution. Can it be achieved or is it a mere smokescreen?

Malaysia to Seek Chinese ‘Views’ on New AUKUS Security Pact
September 24, 2021

Malaysia to Seek Chinese ‘Views’ on New AUKUS Security Pact

By Sebastian Strangio
The announcement came after the Malaysian PM said the new security pact could be a “catalyst for a nuclear arms race in the Indo-Pacific region.”

An End To Winner-Takes-All In Malaysian Politics?
September 14, 2021

An End To Winner-Takes-All In Malaysian Politics?

By Alifah Zainuddin
Malaysia’s political leaders sign a landmark deal as Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob pledges a slew of reforms. But will his government follow through?
The Risks Facing Malaysia’s ‘Second Chance’ Government
August 31, 2021

The Risks Facing Malaysia’s ‘Second Chance’ Government

By Alifah Zainuddin
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s decision to give his predecessor’s cabinet a second chance might just work in his favor.

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