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Malaysia’s King Rejects PM’s Proposal to Declare Emergency
October 26, 2020

Malaysia’s King Rejects PM’s Proposal to Declare Emergency

By Associated Press
Critics claim that Muhyiddin's move was intended to strengthen his hold on power amid challenges to his leadership.

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.

Amid Political Crisis, Malaysia Braces for Second Wave of COVID-19
October 06, 2020

Amid Political Crisis, Malaysia Braces for Second Wave of COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
As Prime Minister Muhyiddin enters self-quarantine, his nation grapples with a sudden rise in coronavirus infections.

State Poll Win Boosts Malaysian PM Muhyiddin
September 28, 2020

State Poll Win Boosts Malaysian PM Muhyiddin

By Sebastian Strangio
The unexpected victory in Sabah state in eastern Malaysia gives the ruling Perikatan Nasional some much-needed breathing room.

Sabah Heads to the Polls for Snap State Election
September 25, 2020

Sabah Heads to the Polls for Snap State Election

By James Chin
In addition to the perennial question of regional autonomy, the result could play into the ongoing political turmoil in Kuala Lumpur.

Will Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Finally Succeed?
September 25, 2020

Will Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Finally Succeed?

By Sebastian Strangio
The opposition leader’s announcement that he commands the support necessary to form a new government has dissipated into a period of tense political speculation.
Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Plans New Government
September 23, 2020

Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Plans New Government

By Associated Press
Anwar says he will reveal more details following a meeting with the king, but a cabinet member denies the government has fallen.

Youth Moving to the Forefront of Malaysian Politics
September 15, 2020

Youth Moving to the Forefront of Malaysian Politics

By Crystal Teoh
A lowered voting age, and rising discontent with the country's rusted-on political elite, are stimulating youth involvement in politics.

Yvonne Tew on Courts and Constitutionalism in Malaysia
August 11, 2020

Yvonne Tew on Courts and Constitutionalism in Malaysia

By Catherine Putz
The Najib ruling is “a step in the right direction on the path to constitutional redemption,” Tew says.

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.

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