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Malaysia’s Anwar Mulling Crucial Cabinet Appointments
November 29, 2022

Malaysia’s Anwar Mulling Crucial Cabinet Appointments

By Sebastian Strangio
Who the newly appointed prime minister chooses could determine the fate of his sprawling unity government.

Did TikTok Bring Young Malaysian Voters to the Polls?
November 29, 2022

Did TikTok Bring Young Malaysian Voters to the Polls?

By Sribala Subramanian
Perikatan Nasional’s campaign on the popular social media platform appears to have paid off.
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.

What Explains the Islamic Surge at Malaysia’s Election?
November 23, 2022

What Explains the Islamic Surge at Malaysia’s Election?

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's main Islamic party, PAS, successfully capitalized on the public's growing disenchantment with the Malay political establishment.
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.

Malay Nationalist Bloc on Brink of Power in Malaysia After Indecisive Election
November 21, 2022

Malay Nationalist Bloc on Brink of Power in Malaysia After Indecisive Election

By Sebastian Strangio
After a surprise return at Saturday's election, Muhyiddin Yassin's Perikatan Nasional coalition is in the box seat to form the next government.

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?

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