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School Curriculum Changes Ramp up Racial Tensions in Malaysia
August 22, 2019

School Curriculum Changes Ramp up Racial Tensions in Malaysia

By Marcus Tantau
Outrage erupts from Malaysia’s minorities as the government tries to add Arabic calligraphy to the primary school curriculum.

Malaysia’s New Sex Scandal: Look Beyond the Politics
July 31, 2019

Malaysia’s New Sex Scandal: Look Beyond the Politics

By Preeti Jha
The scandal is also demonizing an already persecuted LGBT minority.
Malaysia Changes Its Voting Age
July 19, 2019

Malaysia Changes Its Voting Age

By Marcus Tantau
Malaysia’s political landscape shifts as lawmakers vote to lower the country’s voting age.

The Future of a ‘New Malaysia’
April 19, 2019

The Future of a ‘New Malaysia’

By Luke Hunt
A conversation with renowed Malaysian journalist Leslie Lopez.

What’s Behind Calls for Independence in Sabah?
April 03, 2019

What’s Behind Calls for Independence in Sabah?

By Piya Sukhani
Discontent is still running high in Malaysia’s Sabah, despite promises of redress by the new government.

Rising Challenges Ahead for Malaysia’s New Government
March 20, 2019

Rising Challenges Ahead for Malaysia’s New Government

By Luke Hunt
Though it is still early days, a series of issues are threatening to overwhelm and undermine the new government’s future.

Can Malaysia’s New Government Deliver on Reform?
March 15, 2019

Can Malaysia’s New Government Deliver on Reform?

By Erin Cook
Less than a year since it took power, the Pakatan Harapan government is confronting questions about the pace of promised reforms.
Why Mahathir Is Refusing to Remove Unpopular Leaders
March 06, 2019

Why Mahathir Is Refusing to Remove Unpopular Leaders

By Prashant Waikar
Malaysia’s prime minister wants to signal that his opinion – not the public’s – is the ultimate career determinant.

What Does the Cameron Highland By-Election Mean for the Orang Asli?
February 02, 2019

What Does the Cameron Highland By-Election Mean for the Orang Asli?

By Scott Edwards
There is a sense of optimism on the ground that the ingredients for meaningful change are finally present.

Where Is Malaysia’s Mahathir-Anwar Transition?
February 01, 2019

Where Is Malaysia’s Mahathir-Anwar Transition?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Given Malaysia’s history and the implications for its future, the dynamics of the so-called transition bear careful watching.

What Does the Cameron Highlands By-Election Mean for Malaysian Politics?
January 25, 2019

What Does the Cameron Highlands By-Election Mean for Malaysian Politics?

By Marcus Tantau
The poll will be an early test of the PH’s performance – and the BN’s resilience.
After Shock Abdication, Malaysia's Royals Will Pick a New King
January 08, 2019

After Shock Abdication, Malaysia's Royals Will Pick a New King

By Eileen Ng
Sultan Muhammad V abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne.

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