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Malaysia’s Grand Old Party Scores Decisive Victory in Pivotal State Election
March 14, 2022

Malaysia’s Grand Old Party Scores Decisive Victory in Pivotal State Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The strong showing for the Barisan Nasional coalition is expected to intensify calls for an early general election.

Malaysian Youth Vote in the Spotlight as Johor State Prepares for Election
March 11, 2022

Malaysian Youth Vote in the Spotlight as Johor State Prepares for Election

By Sebastian Strangio
The election is the first to be held in Malaysia since a constitutional amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18.
A Tumultuous Year in Malaysian Politicking
December 20, 2021

A Tumultuous Year in Malaysian Politicking

By Sophie Lemière
The shifting political allegiances of the past three years seem set to continue until the next general election.

Can MUDA Capture Malaysia’s Youth Vote?
December 16, 2021

Can MUDA Capture Malaysia’s Youth Vote?

By Alifah Zainuddin
If all young people gravitate towards MUDA, the youth-based party will instantly become a major political party. But that is unlikely to be the case.

PM Ismail’s First 100 Days: Beating Expectations Is Not Enough
December 09, 2021

PM Ismail’s First 100 Days: Beating Expectations Is Not Enough

By Alifah Zainuddin
Ismail Sabri’s leadership has offered much-needed stability, but Malaysians deserve more than just the status quo.

Malaysia: Is Barisan Nasional Growing in Strength?
November 26, 2021

Malaysia: Is Barisan Nasional Growing in Strength?

By Alifah Zainuddin
The six-decade-old grand old coalition, led by UMNO, remains in a much weaker state, but it will inevitably be looking to build on its winning momentum.

‘Battle Royale’ Begins for Melaka State Voters
November 10, 2021

‘Battle Royale’ Begins for Melaka State Voters

By Alifah Zainuddin
The outcomes of the state polls will allow political parties to chart a clearer course ahead of the 15th General Election, including forming new alliances.
Malaysia’s Record Spending Bill Seeks to Fuel Recovery Ahead of Elections
November 03, 2021

Malaysia’s Record Spending Bill Seeks to Fuel Recovery Ahead of Elections

By Alifah Zainuddin
The country keeps spending in preparation for a post-pandemic economy, but there are big risks ahead.

An End To Winner-Takes-All In Malaysian Politics?
September 14, 2021

An End To Winner-Takes-All In Malaysian Politics?

By Alifah Zainuddin
Malaysia’s political leaders sign a landmark deal as Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob pledges a slew of reforms. But will his government follow through?

The Risks Facing Malaysia’s ‘Second Chance’ Government
August 31, 2021

The Risks Facing Malaysia’s ‘Second Chance’ Government

By Alifah Zainuddin
Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s decision to give his predecessor’s cabinet a second chance might just work in his favor.

Malaysia’s New PM Calls For a Political Truce. Will He Succeed?
August 24, 2021

Malaysia’s New PM Calls For a Political Truce. Will He Succeed?

By Alifah Zainuddin
Newly-appointed prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob takes crucial first step towards a more inclusive political landscape.
Malaysian King Picks Ex-Deputy PM as Nation’s New Leader
August 20, 2021

Malaysian King Picks Ex-Deputy PM as Nation’s New Leader

By Eileen Ng
The appointment of Ismail Sabri Yaakob restores the United Malays National Organization to its accustomed position of power.

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