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The Shrinking Space for Refugee Rights in Malaysia
June 26, 2020

The Shrinking Space for Refugee Rights in Malaysia

By Saqib Sheikh
Malaysia hosts approximately 180,000 refugees but does not grant them formal recognition.

Malaysian Prosecutors Drop Second High-profile Graft Case 
June 09, 2020

Malaysian Prosecutors Drop Second High-profile Graft Case 

By Associated Press
Musa Aman’s acquittal comes less than a month after prosecutors dropped money laundering charges against Riza Aziz.
Malaysia’s Mahathir Ousted from Party Amid Power Struggle
May 29, 2020

Malaysia’s Mahathir Ousted from Party Amid Power Struggle

By Associated Press
Mahathir, along with his son and three other senior members, were expelled from the Bersatu party on Thursday. 

In Malaysia, a Razor Thin Majority Rules During an Unprecedented Crisis
May 21, 2020

In Malaysia, a Razor Thin Majority Rules During an Unprecedented Crisis

By Harris Zainul and Ryan Chua
Muhyiddin’s consolidation of power comes simultaneously with the smallest majority in Malaysia’s democratic history. 

Rohingyas in Malaysia Face a Pandemic and a Possible Populist Backlash
April 28, 2020

Rohingyas in Malaysia Face a Pandemic and a Possible Populist Backlash

By Erin Cook
Rohingya refugees in Malaysia face a double-pronged disaster: a pandemic and a populist turn against the vulnerable community.

New Malaysia Prime Minister Orders Asset Declaration in Anti-Corruption Bid
March 11, 2020

New Malaysia Prime Minister Orders Asset Declaration in Anti-Corruption Bid

By Associated Press
All Cabinet members will have to declare their assets as part of a pledge to have a government with integrity.

What Does Muhyiddin’s New Cabinet Mean for Malaysia?
March 11, 2020

What Does Muhyiddin’s New Cabinet Mean for Malaysia?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the cabinet lineup suggests a focus on reassurance, the true test will be if it can help the country overcome more fundamental political and economic uncertainties.
Malaysia: Anti-Corruption Chief Quits After Pakatan Harapan’s Fall
March 06, 2020

Malaysia: Anti-Corruption Chief Quits After Pakatan Harapan’s Fall

By Associated Press
She is the second top official to quit following the breakup of the reformist ruling alliance.

Malaysia: New Premier Delays Parliament Session Amid Political Uncertainty
March 04, 2020

Malaysia: New Premier Delays Parliament Session Amid Political Uncertainty

By Associated Press
Muhyiddin postponed the next session of Parliament by more than two months, delaying plans by the former ruling alliance to seek a no-confidence vote against him.

Malaysia Central Bank Cuts Key Rate Amid Coronavirus Outbreak and Political Turbulence
March 03, 2020

Malaysia Central Bank Cuts Key Rate Amid Coronavirus Outbreak and Political Turbulence

By Associated Press
Malaysia's central bank reduced its key overnight policy rate, citing worsening economic conditions.

What Would a Muhyiddin Premiership Mean for Malaysia’s Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy?
March 02, 2020

What Would a Muhyiddin Premiership Mean for Malaysia’s Domestic Politics and Foreign Policy?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
While the newly appointed prime minister’s position is far from unchallenged, it is worth looking at what his reign might mean for the country’s domestic politics and foreign policy.
Mahathir Suffers Blow in Malaysia Power Battle as Supporters Abandon Him
February 29, 2020

Mahathir Suffers Blow in Malaysia Power Battle as Supporters Abandon Him

By Associated Press
The now interim premier suffered two key setbacks in the country's shifting political dynamics this week.

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