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Youth Present New Challenges to Malaysia’s Old Politics
March 18, 2021

Youth Present New Challenges to Malaysia’s Old Politics

By Darryl Tan
Youth pose challenges to the country's aging political elite, but they are far from a monolithic bloc.

Elections to Follow COVID-19 Emergency, Malaysian PM Promises
March 01, 2021

Elections to Follow COVID-19 Emergency, Malaysian PM Promises

By Sebastian Strangio
However, parliament is unlikely to convene until the state of emergency expires on August 1.
Malaysia Declares Virus Emergency, Offering Reprieve for Besieged PM
January 12, 2021

Malaysia Declares Virus Emergency, Offering Reprieve for Besieged PM

By Sebastian Strangio
The surprise announcement has given PM Muhyiddin Yassin until August 1 to get COVID-19, and the broader political situation, under control.

With Budget Approval, Malaysia’s PM Gains Some Breathing Room
November 27, 2020

With Budget Approval, Malaysia’s PM Gains Some Breathing Room

By Sebastian Strangio
But more challenges loom on the horizon for Muhyiddin Yassin's fragile governing coalition.

Budget Looms as Crucial Test for Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin
November 10, 2020

Budget Looms as Crucial Test for Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin

By Sebastian Strangio
Facing a raft of internal and external challenges, the budget looms as a vote of confidence in Malaysia's leader.

Foot in Mouth, Mahathir’s Hate Speech Backfires – Again
November 03, 2020

Foot in Mouth, Mahathir’s Hate Speech Backfires – Again

By Luke Hunt
It’s time for the former Malaysian PM to just shut and stop scratching for cheap votes.

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.

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