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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.
What to Watch During Mahathir’s China Visit
April 24, 2019

What to Watch During Mahathir’s China Visit

By Li Xirui
Industrial parks and palm oil are two areas ripe for new agreements.

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.

Mahathir’s Ethnic and Religious Challenges in Malaysia
December 14, 2018

Mahathir’s Ethnic and Religious Challenges in Malaysia

By Abdulreza Alami
His latest stint as prime minister poses a difficult test: balancing the interests of Muslim Malays and minority groups.
Boosting Malaysia-Russia Relations
November 20, 2018

Boosting Malaysia-Russia Relations

By Li Xirui
Russia and Malaysia are likely to deepen their ties through defense cooperation and trade.

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