Malaysia’s Top Court Invalidates State’s Islam-based Laws on Incest, Sodomy, and Other Offenses
By Eileen Ng
The court said that the Kelantan state government could not make Islamic laws on those topics because they are covered by Malaysian federal law.
How Should Malaysia’s Government Deal With the ‘Green Wave’?
By Munira Mustaffa and Amrita Malhi
The Islamist party PAS is ascendant, but Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim's current response to the group risks doing more harm than good.
What Does China Expect From Malaysia Relations Under Anwar?
By Nian Peng
China-Malaysia relations are going to see good opportunities with Anwar in office. However, it is not safe to assume that relations will develop smoothly.
The Rise of Muslim Millenarianism in Malaysia
By Muhammad Haziq Bin Jani
Eschatological or “end-times” narratives have become increasingly popular among Malaysian Muslims.
Malaysian State of Kelantan Seeks to Make Folk Drama Shariah Compliant
By Asif Ullah Khan
The PAS-led state government wants to “correct” the “un-Islamic” parts of Main Puteri, an indigenous Kelantanese dance form.
Will a New Government in Malaysia Reset India Ties?
By Yatharth Kachiar
The Muhyiddin government seems keen to thaw the ice, but there are major pitfalls ahead.
The 2020 Delhi Riots: Implications for Southeast Asia
By Jasminder Singh
The recent anti-Muslim riots in New Delhi have elicited a strong rebuke from Muslim-majority countries in Southeast Asia.
The Growing Islamism in Malaysia
By Vishal Arora
An interview with Eugene Yapp on Islamism and extremism in Malaysia.
From 212 to 812: Copy and Paste Populism in Indonesia and Malaysia?
By Asmiati Malik and Scott Edwards
There are symbolic linkages in Indonesia and Malaysia’s rising populism.
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.
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.