August 01, 2021
The Collapse of Malaysia’s Middle Class
By Amrita Malhi
On the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s New Economic Policy, the middle class it famously built may be collapsing. Will its goal of national unity collapse with it?
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.
December 14, 2018
Mahathir’s Ethnic and Religious Challenges in Malaysia
By Abdulreza Alami
His latest stint as prime minister poses a difficult test: balancing the interests of Muslim Malays and minority groups.
May 12, 2018
Malaysia's New Political Tsunami
By Michio Ueda
What led to the historic election result -- and where does Malaysia go from here?
June 30, 2017
The End of Malaysia’s Multi-Ethnic Coalition?
By Stephan Giersdorf
Najib Razak's embrace of an Islamic party overturns a decades-long tradition of narrowing ethnic and religious divides.
June 19, 2017
The Unsinkable Najib Razak
By Luke Hunt
Even as 1MDB and other scandals claim further scalps, Malaysia's prime minister is expected to win the next election.
November 10, 2015
Malaysia's Chinese Diaspora: The Other Side of the Story
By Bochen Han
Conventional narratives overlook the marginalization of ethnic Chinese in Malaysia -- especially the Chinese poor.
October 07, 2015
Interview: Mahathir Mohamad
By Joyce Lee
“A leader must be concerned about the country, not about himself.”
May 04, 2014
Could Obama Inspire Young Malaysians?
By Karam Singh Sethi
The president’s speech at the University of Malaya foreshadows a titanic demographic shift in Southeast Asia.