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What Does Malaysia’s Troubled Transition Mean for Democracy in Southeast Asia?
May 20, 2020

What Does Malaysia’s Troubled Transition Mean for Democracy in Southeast Asia?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country’s political upheaval reinforces the continued importance of paying attention to structural dynamics and the more contingent and contested nature of outcomes in domestic politics.

Mahathir’s No-Win No-Confidence Gamble
May 12, 2020

Mahathir’s No-Win No-Confidence Gamble

By Asif Ullah Khan
Whatever happens in the no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Muhyiddin, it will be a setback for Mahathir -- and the opposition.
Malaysia’s Game of Thrones
May 01, 2020

Malaysia’s Game of Thrones

By Nor Arlene Tan
Untangling the political machinations that collapsed the Alliance of Hope from within.

The UMNO’s Brewing Civil War
April 29, 2020

The UMNO’s Brewing Civil War

By Prashant Waikar
What’s behind UMNO president Zahid’s letter to Prime Minister Muhyiddin?

What Does Muhyiddin’s New Cabinet Mean for Malaysia?
March 11, 2020

What Does Muhyiddin’s New Cabinet Mean for Malaysia?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the cabinet lineup suggests a focus on reassurance, the true test will be if it can help the country overcome more fundamental political and economic uncertainties.

New Malaysian Prime Minister Unveils Revamped Cabinet
March 10, 2020

New Malaysian Prime Minister Unveils Revamped Cabinet

By Associated Press
The move came amid continued political and economic uncertainty in the Southeast Asian state.

Malaysia: Anti-Corruption Chief Quits After Pakatan Harapan’s Fall
March 06, 2020

Malaysia: Anti-Corruption Chief Quits After Pakatan Harapan’s Fall

By Associated Press
She is the second top official to quit following the breakup of the reformist ruling alliance.
Malaysia’s ‘Malay First’ Malaise
March 04, 2020

Malaysia’s ‘Malay First’ Malaise

By Chandran Nair
The recent political upheaval, like so many of the country’s woes, stems from the longstanding racialization of politics.

Malaysia: New Premier Delays Parliament Session Amid Political Uncertainty
March 04, 2020

Malaysia: New Premier Delays Parliament Session Amid Political Uncertainty

By Associated Press
Muhyiddin postponed the next session of Parliament by more than two months, delaying plans by the former ruling alliance to seek a no-confidence vote against him.

What Would a Muhyiddin Premiership Mean for Malaysia’s Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy?
March 02, 2020

What Would a Muhyiddin Premiership Mean for Malaysia’s Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the newly appointed prime minister’s position is far from unchallenged, it is worth looking at what his reign might mean for the country’s domestic politics and foreign policy.

Mahathir Suffers Blow in Malaysia Power Battle as Supporters Abandon Him
February 29, 2020

Mahathir Suffers Blow in Malaysia Power Battle as Supporters Abandon Him

By Associated Press
The now interim premier suffered two key setbacks in the country's shifting political dynamics this week.
Democracy in Crisis: Where Does Malaysia Go From Here?
February 27, 2020

Democracy in Crisis: Where Does Malaysia Go From Here?

By Brian Wong
Only a general election can rescue Malaysia’s democracy, but not its stability.

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