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What Lies Ahead for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government After a Big Election Loss?
November 19, 2019

What Lies Ahead for Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan Government After a Big Election Loss?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The loss in the Tanjung Piai by-election is less important than how the government responds to this wake-up call.

Malaysia’s Latest By-Election Poses a Test for Pakatan Harapan
November 14, 2019

Malaysia’s Latest By-Election Poses a Test for Pakatan Harapan

By Marcus Tantau
What effect will the Tanjung Piai by-election have on Mahathir’s leadership?
Malaysian Ex-PM Najib Ordered to Enter Defense in 1MDB Case
November 11, 2019

Malaysian Ex-PM Najib Ordered to Enter Defense in 1MDB Case

By Associated Press
Defense lawyers said Najib was shocked he wasn’t acquitted.

Meredith Weiss on Politics in a New Malaysia
October 15, 2019

Meredith Weiss on Politics in a New Malaysia

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A conversation on the state of Malaysia’s politics under the Pakatan Harapan government.

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.

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