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Frustration Grows in Malaysia Over Government’s Slow Flood Response
December 24, 2021

Frustration Grows in Malaysia Over Government’s Slow Flood Response

By Alifah Zainuddin
As politicians play the blame game, citizens and migrants alike have proven once again that they only have themselves to rely on.

Joyful Reunions as Malaysia-Singapore Land Border Reopens
November 29, 2021

Joyful Reunions as Malaysia-Singapore Land Border Reopens

By Syawalludin Zain
The Causeway Bridge between Singapore and Malaysia was one of the world's busiest land borders before the pandemic struck. 
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.

Debt Bondage Payouts Flow to Workers in Malaysia’s Glove Industry
September 14, 2021

Debt Bondage Payouts Flow to Workers in Malaysia’s Glove Industry

By Peter Bengtsen
Has an American import ban and the repayment of over $100 million to migrant workers by glove makers reduced forced labor risks?

Malaysia’s Top Glove Says Virus Outbreak May Push Prices up
November 26, 2020

Malaysia’s Top Glove Says Virus Outbreak May Push Prices up

By Associated Press
Top Glove produces about 90 billion rubber gloves a year, and exports to 195 countries. 

Malaysia Police Raid Al Jazeera’s Office, Seize Computers
August 05, 2020

Malaysia Police Raid Al Jazeera’s Office, Seize Computers

By Associated Press
The Malaysian government is enraged by a recent documentary on undocumented migrants. 

Malaysia’s Unwelcoming Shore for Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution
July 28, 2020

Malaysia’s Unwelcoming Shore for Refugees Fleeing Religious Persecution

By Gayle Manchin and James W. Carr
Malaysia has long guaranteed the safety of thousands of refugees, despite remaining outside international conventions, but that’s changing at a worrying pace.
Malaysia Prime Minister Wins Test of Support, Ousts House Speaker
July 13, 2020

Malaysia Prime Minister Wins Test of Support, Ousts House Speaker

By Associated Press
The government secured 111 votes against 109 to oust the speaker, a narrow win.

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. 

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