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Malaysian PM Survives Confidence Vote, Stabilizes Government
December 20, 2022

Malaysian PM Survives Confidence Vote, Stabilizes Government

By Sebastian Strangio
Anwar Ibrahim has secured the support of a healthy majority, but there are no ironclad guarantees over the longer term.

In Forming Malaysia’s New Cabinet, Anwar Strikes a Careful Balance
December 05, 2022

In Forming Malaysia’s New Cabinet, Anwar Strikes a Careful Balance

By Sebastian Strangio
The 28-member cabinet, which included members of four coalitions and an independent MP, was sworn in on Saturday.
Political Instability Reigns Supreme in Malaysia
December 01, 2022

Political Instability Reigns Supreme in Malaysia

By James Chin
Despite Anwar Ibrahim’s ultimate victory at the head of a progressive, multi-ethnic coalition, the space for more pluralistic politics in Malaysia is closing.

Malaysia’s Anwar Mulling Crucial Cabinet Appointments
November 29, 2022

Malaysia’s Anwar Mulling Crucial Cabinet Appointments

By Sebastian Strangio
Who the newly appointed prime minister chooses could determine the fate of his sprawling unity government.

New Malaysian Government to Tackle Cost of Living Crisis
November 28, 2022

New Malaysian Government to Tackle Cost of Living Crisis

By Sebastian Strangio
Tackling rice bowl issues is a prudent first step for Anwar Ibrahim, who confronts a polarized political landscape.

In Malaysia, a Political Stalwart Bows Out
November 25, 2022

In Malaysia, a Political Stalwart Bows Out

By Sophie Lemière
At last week's election, the extraordinary, six-decade-long political journey of Mahathir Mohamad reached its quiet terminus.

Sworn in, Anwar Gets to Work as Malaysia’s Prime Minister
November 25, 2022

Sworn in, Anwar Gets to Work as Malaysia’s Prime Minister

By Luke Hunt
Anwar said he would submit his government to a vote of confidence on December 19.
Can Anwar Ibrahim Bring Stability Back to Malaysian Politics?
November 25, 2022

Can Anwar Ibrahim Bring Stability Back to Malaysian Politics?

By Sebastian Strangio
While the November 19 election resulted in a victory for his multi-ethnic Pakatan Harapan bloc, the forces of conservative Malay nationalism have perhaps never been stronger.

Reformist Leader Anwar Named Prime Minister of Malaysia
November 24, 2022

Reformist Leader Anwar Named Prime Minister of Malaysia

By Eileen Ng
In naming the longtime opposition figure, the monarch called for an end to the political turmoil that has seen Malaysia led by three prime ministers since 2018.

Spotlight on Malaysia’s King to Resolve Election Stalemate
November 22, 2022

Spotlight on Malaysia’s King to Resolve Election Stalemate

By Eileen Ng
Thrust into the role of kingmaker after the November 19 election, the Barisan Nasional coalition has refused to support either of the two leading political blocs.

Malay Nationalist Bloc on Brink of Power in Malaysia After Indecisive Election
November 21, 2022

Malay Nationalist Bloc on Brink of Power in Malaysia After Indecisive Election

By Sebastian Strangio
After a surprise return at Saturday's election, Muhyiddin Yassin's Perikatan Nasional coalition is in the box seat to form the next government.
Malaysia’s Political Parties Neglect Youth At Their Own Peril
November 17, 2022

Malaysia’s Political Parties Neglect Youth At Their Own Peril

By Brian R. Braun
For all the talk of the influx of first-time voters aged 18-20, the country's political parties have done little to appeal to them.

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