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Malaysia Under Fire for COVID-19 ‘Fake News’ Ordinance
March 15, 2021

Malaysia Under Fire for COVID-19 ‘Fake News’ Ordinance

By Sebastian Strangio
For Malaysia's media, the new rules are set to make an already restrictive situation worse.

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.
Advancing Indonesia-Malaysia Relations Amid COVID-19
February 10, 2021

Advancing Indonesia-Malaysia Relations Amid COVID-19

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Much of the quick visit of the Malaysian prime minister to Indonesia signaled continuity in relations rather than any major boost.

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.

Another Close Shave for Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin
October 27, 2020

Another Close Shave for Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin

By Sebastian Strangio
UMNO expressed its support for Muhyiddin's coalition, even as its officials sought to extract concessions from the beleaguered premier.
Malaysia’s King Rejects PM’s Proposal to Declare Emergency
October 26, 2020

Malaysia’s King Rejects PM’s Proposal to Declare Emergency

By Associated Press
Critics claim that Muhyiddin's move was intended to strengthen his hold on power amid challenges to his leadership.

Malaysia’s Anwar Meets King in Bid to Form New Government
October 13, 2020

Malaysia’s Anwar Meets King in Bid to Form New Government

By Associated Press
The perennial opposition leader failed to produce clinching evidence that he commands a parliamentary majority.

Royal Audience to Test Anwar’s Bid for Power in Malaysia
October 12, 2020

Royal Audience to Test Anwar’s Bid for Power in Malaysia

By Sebastian Strangio
As Malaysia's opposition leader prepares to put his case to the king, the country braces for another wrenching political shift.

Amid Political Crisis, Malaysia Braces for Second Wave of COVID-19
October 06, 2020

Amid Political Crisis, Malaysia Braces for Second Wave of COVID-19

By Sebastian Strangio
As Prime Minister Muhyiddin enters self-quarantine, his nation grapples with a sudden rise in coronavirus infections.
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Quarantines After Cabinet Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19
October 06, 2020

Malaysia’s Prime Minister Quarantines After Cabinet Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19

By Associated Press
Amid soaring cases, the Malaysian religious affairs minister has been hospitalized with the coronavirus.

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