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Will Malaysia End Its Archaic Suicide Law?
June 26, 2019

Will Malaysia End Its Archaic Suicide Law?

By Preeti Jha
The repeal of a colonial-era law could help to destigmatize mental illness.

Is There Room for Transgender Rights in the ‘New Malaysia’?
April 04, 2019

Is There Room for Transgender Rights in the ‘New Malaysia’?

By Ana Salvá
Activists believe that the situation for trans people has not changed at all, or has arguably gotten even worse.
Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor
April 22, 2017

Malaysia Grapples With Chilling Case of an Abducted Pastor

By Luke Hunt
Raymond Koh's disappearance is worthy of comparisons with Sombath Somphone.

Malaysia Silences 1MDB Whistleblower in Blow to Rights
November 17, 2016

Malaysia Silences 1MDB Whistleblower in Blow to Rights

By Luke Hunt
The sentencing of an opposition politician is just the latest attempt to cover up a deepening 1MDB scandal.

Malaysia's Growing Crackdown on Dissent
October 15, 2016

Malaysia's Growing Crackdown on Dissent

By Luke Hunt
A new report sheds light on a disturbing trend.

Malaysia Passes Controversial National Security Law
December 24, 2015

Malaysia Passes Controversial National Security Law

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The National Security Council bill is another step closer to becoming a reality.

Malaysia Likely to Pass TPP Despite Najib Troubles: Expert
September 09, 2015

Malaysia Likely to Pass TPP Despite Najib Troubles: Expert

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Support deemed sufficient for country to get mammoth free trade pact through.
Malaysia After The Anwar Verdict
March 02, 2015

Malaysia After The Anwar Verdict

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The strategy director of Malaysia’s opposition party on the imprisonment of its leader Anwar Ibrahim.

Malaysia Jails Opposition Leader in Blow to Rights
February 10, 2015

Malaysia Jails Opposition Leader in Blow to Rights

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Court upholds Anwar Ibrahim's conviction, threatening to end his political career.

Malaysia, US Spar Over Human Rights
December 12, 2014

Malaysia, US Spar Over Human Rights

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Malaysia summons U.S. envoy after a week of criticism for its tarnished human rights record

Malaysia: How Will It Perform on the UN Security Council?
October 17, 2014

Malaysia: How Will It Perform on the UN Security Council?

By Jared Genser
The country brings some baggage of its own to the Council.
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