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Malaysia’s Mahathir Ousted from Party Amid Power Struggle
May 29, 2020

Malaysia’s Mahathir Ousted from Party Amid Power Struggle

By Associated Press
Mahathir, along with his son and three other senior members, were expelled from the Bersatu party on Thursday. 

Mahathir’s No-Win No-Confidence Gamble
May 12, 2020

Mahathir’s No-Win No-Confidence Gamble

By Asif Ullah Khan
Whatever happens in the no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Muhyiddin, it will be a setback for Mahathir -- and the opposition.
Malaysia’s Game of Thrones
May 01, 2020

Malaysia’s Game of Thrones

By Nor Arlene Tan
Untangling the political machinations that collapsed the Alliance of Hope from within.

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.

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