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The Rise and Rise of Malaysia’s Nationalist Right-Wing

The Rise and Rise of Malaysia’s Nationalist Right-Wing

By Aizat Shamsuddin
This month's state elections saw broad electoral gains for the Malay nationalist PN coalition, the result of years of far-right rhetoric and organizing.

Malaysia Madani and the Muslim World: Anwar Ibrahim’s Soft Power Strategy

Malaysia Madani and the Muslim World: Anwar Ibrahim’s Soft Power Strategy

By Syed Huzaifah Bin Othman Alkaff and Muhammad Haziq Bin Jani
The current administration is well placed to use religious soft power to drive foreign investments and interest in the Malaysian economy.
In Malaysia, Religious Controversies Threaten Anwar Ibrahim’s Government

In Malaysia, Religious Controversies Threaten Anwar Ibrahim’s Government

By Sophie Lemière
In his attempts to mollify Malay nationalists and Islamic conservatives, Anwar risks alienating his liberal and multi-ethnic support base.

Malaysian Authorities Seize ‘Pride’ Watches in Raids on Swatch Outlets

Malaysian Authorities Seize ‘Pride’ Watches in Raids on Swatch Outlets

By Sebastian Strangio
The May 13-14 raids stem from the religious right's growing attack on LGBTQ symbols and expression.

Noor Amin Ahmad on Anwar Ibrahim’s Long Political Journey

Noor Amin Ahmad on Anwar Ibrahim’s Long Political Journey

By Sebastian Strangio
Anwar “made himself ‘a bridge’ between different groups of people and ideas… it comes with the risk of being hated by all.”

The Rise of Muslim Millenarianism in Malaysia

The Rise of Muslim Millenarianism in Malaysia

By Muhammad Haziq Bin Jani
Eschatological or “end-times” narratives have become increasingly popular among Malaysian Muslims.

Foot in Mouth, Mahathir’s Hate Speech Backfires – Again

Foot in Mouth, Mahathir’s Hate Speech Backfires – Again

By Luke Hunt
It’s time for the former Malaysian PM to just shut and stop scratching for cheap votes.
Social Reformers Challenge Malaysia’s Islamic Hardliners Over Headwear

Social Reformers Challenge Malaysia’s Islamic Hardliners Over Headwear

By Luke Hunt
To wear or not to wear: The hijab is a matter of choice — and politics.

What Does Malaysia’s New Islamic Summit Reveal About its Foreign Policy?

What Does Malaysia’s New Islamic Summit Reveal About its Foreign Policy?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The engagement spotlighted the Malaysian government’s approach to Muslim issues within its wider global outlook.

Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?

Are Indonesia and Malaysia Ready to Stand up for China’s Muslims?

By Nithin Coca
The two Southeast Asian states might be the best hope for pressure from the Islamic world.

What’s Next for Malaysia’s New Rohingya Hospital in Bangladesh?

What’s Next for Malaysia’s New Rohingya Hospital in Bangladesh?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A recent visit spotlighted one of the Southeast Asian state’s contributions in response to the Rohingya crisis.
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