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Malaysia’s New PM Calls For a Political Truce. Will He Succeed?
August 24, 2021

Malaysia’s New PM Calls For a Political Truce. Will He Succeed?

By Alifah Zainuddin
Newly-appointed prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob takes crucial first step towards a more inclusive political landscape.

Malaysian King Picks Ex-Deputy PM as Nation’s New Leader
August 20, 2021

Malaysian King Picks Ex-Deputy PM as Nation’s New Leader

By Eileen Ng
The appointment of Ismail Sabri Yaakob restores the United Malays National Organization to its accustomed position of power.
Malaysia’s Longest-Governing Party Seems Set to Reclaim PM Post
August 19, 2021

Malaysia’s Longest-Governing Party Seems Set to Reclaim PM Post

By Eileen Ng
Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob seems set to be appointed Malaysia's next prime minister.

Malaysian Lawmakers Set to Vote on Next Prime Minister
August 17, 2021

Malaysian Lawmakers Set to Vote on Next Prime Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
So who will replace Muhyiddin as Malaysia’s next prime minister? Several potential horses are nosing their way toward the starting line.

Malaysian PM Defies Calls to Resign, Claiming Parliamentary Majority
August 04, 2021

Malaysian PM Defies Calls to Resign, Claiming Parliamentary Majority

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Muhyiddin agreed to subject himself to a motion of confidence when parliament reconvenes next month.

Democracy Is Teetering in Malaysia as PM Tightens Grip on Power
August 03, 2021

Democracy Is Teetering in Malaysia as PM Tightens Grip on Power

By Alifah Zainuddin
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s desperate attempt to hold on to power threatens to shake the country's democratic system to the core.

Malaysia PM Under Pressure to Quit After Stern Royal Rebuke
July 29, 2021

Malaysia PM Under Pressure to Quit After Stern Royal Rebuke

By Eileen Ng
The king’s statement immediately sparked an uproar in Parliament, with opposition lawmakers shouting “treason” and demanding that Prime Minister Muhyiddin resign.
Malaysian PM Backtracks and Agrees to Convene Parliament
July 06, 2021

Malaysian PM Backtracks and Agrees to Convene Parliament

By Sebastian Strangio
The decisions follows a series of rare interventions by the king and the heads of the country's nine Malay royal houses.

Malaysia’s King Calls for the Reopening of Parliament
June 17, 2021

Malaysia’s King Calls for the Reopening of Parliament

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's legislature has been suspended under a state of emergency imposed in January.

Malaysian King Holds Unusual Meetings With Political Leaders
June 11, 2021

Malaysian King Holds Unusual Meetings With Political Leaders

By Eileen Ng
The king is to continue meeting other political leaders over the next few days before hosting a gathering of state rulers next Wednesday.

Malaysia’s Anwar Meets King in Bid to Form New Government
October 13, 2020

Malaysia’s Anwar Meets King in Bid to Form New Government

By Associated Press
The perennial opposition leader failed to produce clinching evidence that he commands a parliamentary majority.
Royal Audience to Test Anwar’s Bid for Power in Malaysia
October 12, 2020

Royal Audience to Test Anwar’s Bid for Power in Malaysia

By Sebastian Strangio
As Malaysia's opposition leader prepares to put his case to the king, the country braces for another wrenching political shift.

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