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Malaysia’s ‘Total Lockdown’ Failure Plunges Hospitals Into Crisis
July 12, 2021

Malaysia’s ‘Total Lockdown’ Failure Plunges Hospitals Into Crisis

By Alifah Zainuddin
A COVID-19 surge is overwhelming many of Malaysia’s intensive care units, as rivalries among politicians allow a disaster to unfold.
UMNO Withdraws Its Support for Malaysian Ruling Coalition
July 08, 2021

UMNO Withdraws Its Support for Malaysian Ruling Coalition

By Sebastian Strangio
The move comes after months of sniping between the party and Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's camp.

Malaysian PM Backtracks and Agrees to Convene Parliament
July 06, 2021

Malaysian PM Backtracks and Agrees to Convene Parliament

By Sebastian Strangio
The decisions follows a series of rare interventions by the king and the heads of the country's nine Malay royal houses.

Malaysia’s King Calls for the Reopening of Parliament
June 17, 2021

Malaysia’s King Calls for the Reopening of Parliament

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's legislature has been suspended under a state of emergency imposed in January.

Malaysia Enters ‘Total Lockdown’ as COVID-19 Surge Continues
June 01, 2021

Malaysia Enters ‘Total Lockdown’ as COVID-19 Surge Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Muhyiddin is facing increasing pressure from the opposition – and from within his own coalition.
James Chin on MA63 and the Return of State Nationalism in Malaysia
May 25, 2021

James Chin on MA63 and the Return of State Nationalism in Malaysia

By Sebastian Strangio
Calls for increased autonomy for Sabah and Sarawak are once again on the agenda in Malaysian politics.

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.

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