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Malaysia’s ‘Malay First’ Malaise
March 04, 2020

Malaysia’s ‘Malay First’ Malaise

By Chandran Nair
The recent political upheaval, like so many of the country’s woes, stems from the longstanding racialization of politics.

Mahathir Suffers Blow in Malaysia Power Battle as Supporters Abandon Him
February 29, 2020

Mahathir Suffers Blow in Malaysia Power Battle as Supporters Abandon Him

By Associated Press
The now interim premier suffered two key setbacks in the country's shifting political dynamics this week.
Who Will Form Malaysia’s New Government After the End of the Pakatan Harapan Coalition?
February 25, 2020

Who Will Form Malaysia’s New Government After the End of the Pakatan Harapan Coalition?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
With the Pakatan Harapan coalition’s demise, the focus has quickly shifted to the political realignments to form a new government and what this could mean for the country’s future.

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.

US-Malaysia Security Cooperation in the Headlines with Aircraft Mission Systems Transfer
February 05, 2020

US-Malaysia Security Cooperation in the Headlines with Aircraft Mission Systems Transfer

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A reported development provided a window on some of the ongoing functional cooperation between the two countries in spite of wider challenges for bilateral ties.

Drug Trafficker Case Another Test for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government
November 21, 2019

Drug Trafficker Case Another Test for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government

By Luke Hunt
A new case will spotlight Malaysia’s approach to the death penalty at home as well as its ties with Australia and Western countries more generally.

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 Latest By-Election Poses a Test for Pakatan Harapan
November 14, 2019

Malaysia’s Latest By-Election Poses a Test for Pakatan Harapan

By Marcus Tantau
What effect will the Tanjung Piai by-election have on Mahathir’s leadership?

School Curriculum Changes Ramp up Racial Tensions in Malaysia
August 22, 2019

School Curriculum Changes Ramp up Racial Tensions in Malaysia

By Marcus Tantau
Outrage erupts from Malaysia’s minorities as the government tries to add Arabic calligraphy to the primary school curriculum.

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.

Movie Producer Charged in Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal
July 05, 2019

Movie Producer Charged in Malaysia’s 1MDB Scandal

By Associated Press
The producer and stepson of Malaysia’s ex-prime minister Najib Razak is just one of several individuals that has been implicated,
Scandal Rocks New Malaysia
June 13, 2019

Scandal Rocks New Malaysia

By Erin Cook
A sex scandal that erupted this week is just the latest issue that has confronted the new government.

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