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An End To Winner-Takes-All In Malaysian Politics?
September 14, 2021

An End To Winner-Takes-All In Malaysian Politics?

By Alifah Zainuddin
Malaysia’s political leaders sign a landmark deal as Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob pledges a slew of reforms. But will his government follow through?

The Risks Facing Malaysia’s ‘Second Chance’ Government
August 31, 2021

The Risks Facing Malaysia’s ‘Second Chance’ Government

By Alifah Zainuddin
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s decision to give his predecessor’s cabinet a second chance might just work in his favor.
Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross
August 19, 2021

Southeast Asia Facing ‘Critical’ Weeks in COVID-19 Fight: Red Cross

By Sebastian Strangio
In recent weeks, the region has seen more than twice as many deaths from the coronavirus than North America.

Politics is Wrecking Malaysia’s Pandemic Response
August 09, 2021

Politics is Wrecking Malaysia’s Pandemic Response

By Alifah Zainuddin
The COVID-19 crisis offers a convenient pretext for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to hold on to power.

Democracy Is Teetering in Malaysia as PM Tightens Grip on Power
August 03, 2021

Democracy Is Teetering in Malaysia as PM Tightens Grip on Power

By Alifah Zainuddin
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s desperate attempt to hold on to power threatens to shake the country's democratic system to the core.

Malaysia’s Youth Step Up Protests As Political Crisis Deepens
August 02, 2021

Malaysia’s Youth Step Up Protests As Political Crisis Deepens

By Alifah Zainuddin
Young protestors gather momentum as calls for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s resignation grow louder.

Malaysia’s Parliament Opens After 7 Months, Emergency to End
July 27, 2021

Malaysia’s Parliament Opens After 7 Months, Emergency to End

By Eileen Ng
The reopening has been criticized as a sham, as the five-day session is limited to reviewing the government's COVID-19 response and there are no plans for any votes.
As Delta Variant Rages in Southeast Asia, Health Workers Warned Not to Speak Out
July 20, 2021

As Delta Variant Rages in Southeast Asia, Health Workers Warned Not to Speak Out

By Alifah Zainuddin
The pandemic has highlighted deep-rooted problems in health service. Medical workers voicing out their concerns have put governments on the defensive.

Malaysia to Phase Out China’s Sinovac Vaccine
July 16, 2021

Malaysia to Phase Out China’s Sinovac Vaccine

By Sebastian Strangio
Will mounting evidence about the limited efficacy of Chinese-made vaccines spell the end for Beijing's vaccine diplomacy?

Malaysia’s ‘Total Lockdown’ Failure Plunges Hospitals Into Crisis
July 12, 2021

Malaysia’s ‘Total Lockdown’ Failure Plunges Hospitals Into Crisis

By Alifah Zainuddin
A COVID-19 surge is overwhelming many of Malaysia’s intensive care units, as rivalries among politicians allow a disaster to unfold.

COVID-19 Tightens Its Grip on Southeast Asia
July 09, 2021

COVID-19 Tightens Its Grip on Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
At least half of the region's 11 nations have seen record daily infection counts over the past week.
Malaysian PM Backtracks and Agrees to Convene Parliament
July 06, 2021

Malaysian PM Backtracks and Agrees to Convene Parliament

By Sebastian Strangio
The decisions follows a series of rare interventions by the king and the heads of the country's nine Malay royal houses.

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