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Can New Malaysia Move Beyond Old Race Divides?
August 14, 2019

Can New Malaysia Move Beyond Old Race Divides?

By Preeti Jha
A key government adviser has renewed calls for an end to race-based affirmative action that favors the Malay majority.

The Future of a ‘New Malaysia’
April 19, 2019

The Future of a ‘New Malaysia’

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with renowed Malaysian journalist Leslie Lopez.
What Did the 9th Malaysia-Singapore Leaders Retreat Achieve?
April 09, 2019

What Did the 9th Malaysia-Singapore Leaders Retreat Achieve?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While both sides attempted to smooth over issues in ties, challenges still lie ahead.

Where Is Malaysia’s Mahathir-Anwar Transition?
February 01, 2019

Where Is Malaysia’s Mahathir-Anwar Transition?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Given Malaysia’s history and the implications for its future, the dynamics of the so-called transition bear careful watching.

Mahathir Visit Spotlights Malaysia-Brunei Relations
September 05, 2018

Mahathir Visit Spotlights Malaysia-Brunei Relations

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The voyage spotlighted the quick high-level engagement between the two sides as the new Malaysian government’s foreign policy takes shape.

Malaysia’s Election Will Test the Country’s Stability
May 01, 2018

Malaysia’s Election Will Test the Country’s Stability

By Zachary Abuza
The prolonging of the current government risks undermining the nation’s political stability.

How Will PAS Matter in Malaysia’s Election?
March 22, 2018

How Will PAS Matter in Malaysia’s Election?

By David Hutt
The conservative Islamic party could play an important role in upcoming polls or thereafter.
Malaysia-Singapore Relations in the Spotlight With 2017 Leaders’ Retreat
January 17, 2018

Malaysia-Singapore Relations in the Spotlight With 2017 Leaders’ Retreat

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Both sides finally held a postponed meeting between their two leaders amid a busy year for their domestic politics.

Can the New Mahathir-Anwar Alliance Defeat Najib in Malaysia’s Election?
January 09, 2018

Can the New Mahathir-Anwar Alliance Defeat Najib in Malaysia’s Election?

By Luke Hunt
The country’s next poll will pit an odd couple against a scandal-ridden premier.

Malaysia's Defiant Prime Minister: The 1MDB Purge
August 09, 2016

Malaysia's Defiant Prime Minister: The 1MDB Purge

By Dhirenn Nair
Despite a deepening scandal, Najib Razak has strengthened his position by purging his party and government of critics.

Malaysian PM Shores-Up Support
October 21, 2013

Malaysian PM Shores-Up Support

Najib Razak’s popularity on the rise as Mahathir Mohammad’s son slips.

Malaysia to Open its Books
April 26, 2012

Malaysia to Open its Books

Malaysia has agreed to open its financial sector for a review by the IMF. Transparency is good for the country.

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