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Malaysia Says It Won’t Recognize Unilateral Sanctions on Supporters of Hamas

Malaysia Says It Won’t Recognize Unilateral Sanctions on Supporters of Hamas

By Sebastian Strangio
Anwar Ibrahim has again said that his government would resist any outside pressure to declare Hamas a terrorist organization.
Malaysian Police Arrest Editor of Banned Essay Collection

Malaysian Police Arrest Editor of Banned Essay Collection

By Sebastian Strangio
Kean Wong is under investigation for sedition, for including a caricature of Malaysia's national coat of arms on the cover of the 2020 publication.

Malaysia Warns TikTok Over Breaches of Local Laws

Malaysia Warns TikTok Over Breaches of Local Laws

By Sebastian Strangio
The Chinese-owned short video app has hit a number of recent roadblocks in its bid to expand its Southeast Asian operations.

Anwar Ibrahim’s Triad of Critical Challenges

Anwar Ibrahim’s Triad of Critical Challenges

By M. Bakri Musa
The Malaysian prime minister is hoping that by tackling one challenge – corruption – he can make inroads into the other two.

Malaysian Youth Party Defects From Ruling Coalition Over Corruption Cases

Malaysian Youth Party Defects From Ruling Coalition Over Corruption Cases

By Sebastian Strangio
The defection has deprived Anwar Ibrahim's government of its two-thirds parliamentary majority in Parliament.
Malaysia’s LGBTQ Activists Deal With the Fall-out From The 1975’s Botched Performance

Malaysia’s LGBTQ Activists Deal With the Fall-out From The 1975’s Botched Performance

By Robin Vochelet
In addition to alienating foreign acts from Malaysia, the band’s controversial performance failed to elevate the conversation on LGBTQ rights in the country beyond "white saviorism."

The Rise and Rise of Malaysia’s Nationalist Right-Wing

The Rise and Rise of Malaysia’s Nationalist Right-Wing

By Aizat Shamsuddin
This month's state elections saw broad electoral gains for the Malay nationalist PN coalition, the result of years of far-right rhetoric and organizing.
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin Acquitted of 4 Graft Charges

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin Acquitted of 4 Graft Charges

By Eileen Ng
Muhyiddin’s legal victory came just days after his Malay nationalist Perikatan Nasional (PN) bloc further expanded its influence during fiercely contested state elections.

Relief for Malaysian PM Anwar, as Opposition Fails to Alter Status Quo in State Elections

Relief for Malaysian PM Anwar, as Opposition Fails to Alter Status Quo in State Elections

By Eileen Ng
In Saturday's six state elections, Anwar's government and the Malay nationalist opposition each retained control of three states.

Malaysia’s State Elections Are Not a Litmus Test for PM Anwar’s Unity Government

Malaysia’s State Elections Are Not a Litmus Test for PM Anwar’s Unity Government

By Rahul Mishra
Less than a year since the last general election, the country's political parties are gearing up for another round of electoral battle across six states.

Malaysia Threatens Prison for Possession of LGBTQ-Themed Swatch Watches

Malaysia Threatens Prison for Possession of LGBTQ-Themed Swatch Watches

By Sebastian Strangio
The ban comes in the midst of a conservative culture war that has targeted the country's gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.
Malaysia Readies for State Polls That Will Test PM Anwar

Malaysia Readies for State Polls That Will Test PM Anwar

By Sebastian Strangio
Ahead of the August 12 elections, the country remains highly politically polarized along ethnic lines.

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