Menu
Account
How Will Malaysia’s Najib Razak Fare in 2018?
January 11, 2018
How Will Malaysia’s Najib Razak Fare in 2018?
Looming polls will test what is left of the legitimacy of the country’s scandalized premier.
How Will Malaysia’s Najib Razak Fare in 2018?
Malaysia’s Long History of Election Rigging
January 11, 2018
Malaysia’s Long History of Election Rigging
Opposition candidate Mahathir Mohammed is just as guilty as current Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Malaysia’s Long History of Election Rigging
Malaysia – Africa’s Silent Partner
May 30, 2016
Malaysia – Africa’s Silent Partner
One of Southeast Asia’s largest economies is quietly engaged across Africa.
Malaysia – Africa’s Silent Partner
Interview: Mahathir Mohamad
October 07, 2015
Interview: Mahathir Mohamad
“A leader must be concerned about the country, not about himself.”
Interview: Mahathir Mohamad
Malaysians Escalate Push For Najib’s Resignation
September 04, 2015
Malaysians Escalate Push For Najib’s Resignation
The chorus of criticism directed at the Malaysian prime minister grows.
Malaysians Escalate Push For Najib’s Resignation
Malaysia and Mahathir: The Doctor Is Still in the House
September 02, 2015
Malaysia and Mahathir: The Doctor Is Still in the House
The revival of populist former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad comes at a price for the people of Malaysia.
Malaysia and Mahathir: The Doctor Is Still in the House
What's Behind Malaysia's Pile of Missing Money?
July 15, 2015
What's Behind Malaysia's Pile of Missing Money?
A financial scandal implicating Malaysia's prime minister has gripped the country.
What's Behind Malaysia's Pile of Missing Money?
ASEAN Move on Rohingya, Slow But Forward
June 22, 2015
ASEAN Move on Rohingya, Slow But Forward
The bloc takes some tentative steps, with a welcome dose of common sense from Mahathir Mohamad.
ASEAN Move on Rohingya, Slow But Forward
Najib Blogs His Response to Mahathir and Critics
May 19, 2015
Najib Blogs His Response to Mahathir and Critics
The Malaysian prime minister returns fire.
Najib Blogs His Response to Mahathir and Critics
Mahathir Versus Najib
April 20, 2015
Mahathir Versus Najib
Malaysia’s former prime minister is distinctly unhappy with the incumbent.
Mahathir Versus Najib
Mahathir’s Laments Put Malaysia Back in the Spotlight
April 03, 2015
Mahathir’s Laments Put Malaysia Back in the Spotlight
The political paralysis enveloping Malaysia has taken a predictable turn for the worse.
Mahathir’s Laments Put Malaysia Back in the Spotlight
Malaysia’s Growing Climate of Repression Gets Ignored
October 25, 2014
Malaysia’s Growing Climate of Repression Gets Ignored
With the focus on Joko in Indonesia, Malaysia's crackdown on the opposition is receiving little attention.
Malaysia’s Growing Climate of Repression Gets Ignored
Obama’s Upcoming Trip to Malaysia: Going to Be Prickly and Tough
March 29, 2014
Obama’s Upcoming Trip to Malaysia: Going to Be Prickly and Tough
The recent reality in Malaysia is at odds with the White House narrative.
Obama’s Upcoming Trip to Malaysia: Going to Be Prickly and Tough
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
English Remains ASEAN’s Best Policy
January 01, 2014
English Remains ASEAN’s Best Policy
Those ASEAN countries that have embraced the language stand to benefit in the coming years.
English Remains ASEAN’s Best Policy
Mandela Remembered in Southeast Asia
December 09, 2013
Mandela Remembered in Southeast Asia
Leaders across the region weigh in on Mandela’s legacy.
Mandela Remembered in Southeast Asia
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief