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Malaysia Ex-PM Najib Given 12 Years in Jail in 1MDB Looting
July 28, 2020

Malaysia Ex-PM Najib Given 12 Years in Jail in 1MDB Looting

By Associated Press
2 years after his ouster in a shock election upset, Najib Razak becomes the first Malaysian leader to be convicted of corruption.

Malaysia Prime Minister Wins Test of Support, Ousts House Speaker
July 13, 2020

Malaysia Prime Minister Wins Test of Support, Ousts House Speaker

By Associated Press
The government secured 111 votes against 109 to oust the speaker, a narrow win.
Malaysian Prime Minister Faces a Leadership Challenge When Parliament Resumes
July 06, 2020

Malaysian Prime Minister Faces a Leadership Challenge When Parliament Resumes

By Luke Hunt
Mahathir still has the support to influence his country’s politics.

Malaysian Prosecutors Drop Second High-profile Graft Case 
June 09, 2020

Malaysian Prosecutors Drop Second High-profile Graft Case 

By Associated Press
Musa Aman’s acquittal comes less than a month after prosecutors dropped money laundering charges against Riza Aziz.

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: 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.

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