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In Malaysia, a Political Stalwart Bows Out
November 25, 2022

In Malaysia, a Political Stalwart Bows Out

By Sophie Lemière
At last week's election, the extraordinary, six-decade-long political journey of Mahathir Mohamad reached its quiet terminus.

Sworn in, Anwar Gets to Work as Malaysia’s Prime Minister
November 25, 2022

Sworn in, Anwar Gets to Work as Malaysia’s Prime Minister

By Luke Hunt
Anwar said he would submit his government to a vote of confidence on December 19.
Can Anwar Ibrahim Bring Stability Back to Malaysian Politics?
November 25, 2022

Can Anwar Ibrahim Bring Stability Back to Malaysian Politics?

By Sebastian Strangio
While the November 19 election resulted in a victory for his multi-ethnic Pakatan Harapan bloc, the forces of conservative Malay nationalism have perhaps never been stronger.

Reformist Leader Anwar Named Prime Minister of Malaysia
November 24, 2022

Reformist Leader Anwar Named Prime Minister of Malaysia

By Eileen Ng
In naming the longtime opposition figure, the monarch called for an end to the political turmoil that has seen Malaysia led by three prime ministers since 2018.

Malaysia’s Democratization Poses New Challenges to China’s BRI Projects
November 23, 2022

Malaysia’s Democratization Poses New Challenges to China’s BRI Projects

By Imran Shamsunahar
Elites' growing need for democratic legitimization is impacting the fate of a slew of large-scale Chinese projects.

Spotlight on Malaysia’s King to Resolve Election Stalemate
November 22, 2022

Spotlight on Malaysia’s King to Resolve Election Stalemate

By Eileen Ng
Thrust into the role of kingmaker after the November 19 election, the Barisan Nasional coalition has refused to support either of the two leading political blocs.

Ahead of GE15, Will it Be Back to the Future for Malaysian Politics?
November 17, 2022

Ahead of GE15, Will it Be Back to the Future for Malaysian Politics?

By James Chin
Despite its shock defeat in 2018, UMNO's proven brand of ethnic Malay identity politics could play a decisive role in Saturday's election.
Malaysia’s Political Parties Neglect Youth At Their Own Peril
November 17, 2022

Malaysia’s Political Parties Neglect Youth At Their Own Peril

By Brian R. Braun
For all the talk of the influx of first-time voters aged 18-20, the country's political parties have done little to appeal to them.

Unfazed by Scandals, Malaysia’s Grand Old Party Seeks Electoral Victory
November 10, 2022

Unfazed by Scandals, Malaysia’s Grand Old Party Seeks Electoral Victory

By Eileen Ng
Four years after its shock defeat to a progressive multi-ethnic coalition, can UMNO regain its mandate?

Meta Promises to Combat Misinformation Ahead of Malaysian Election
October 21, 2022

Meta Promises to Combat Misinformation Ahead of Malaysian Election

By Sebastian Strangio
It remains unclear whether these promises can be reconciled with Facebook's attention-driven business model.

Malaysia Election Set for November 19 Amid Fear of Floods
October 20, 2022

Malaysia Election Set for November 19 Amid Fear of Floods

By Associated Press
The chairman of the country's Election Commission said that a two-week campaign period will begin on November 5.
How Malaysia’s Election Could Affect the Conflict in Myanmar
October 11, 2022

How Malaysia’s Election Could Affect the Conflict in Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah has pushed for a more robust ASEAN response to Myanmar's crisis. But he's no guarantee to remain in his post beyond the election.

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