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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. 

Mahathir’s No-Win No-Confidence Gamble
May 12, 2020

Mahathir’s No-Win No-Confidence Gamble

By Asif Ullah Khan
Whatever happens in the no-confidence vote against Prime Minister Muhyiddin, it will be a setback for Mahathir -- and the opposition.
Malaysia’s Game of Thrones
May 01, 2020

Malaysia’s Game of Thrones

By Nor Arlene Tan
Untangling the political machinations that collapsed the Alliance of Hope from within.

Will a New Government in Malaysia Reset India Ties?
April 20, 2020

Will a New Government in Malaysia Reset India Ties?

By Yatharth Kachiar
The Muhyiddin government seems keen to thaw the ice, but there are major pitfalls ahead.

Malaysian Politics Under the New Perikatan Nasional Government
April 14, 2020

Malaysian Politics Under the New Perikatan Nasional Government

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A conversation on Malaysia’s trajectory after the sudden collapse of the Pakatan Harapan coalition and the rise of the new Perikatan Nasional government.

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.

New Malaysian Prime Minister Unveils Revamped Cabinet
March 10, 2020

New Malaysian Prime Minister Unveils Revamped Cabinet

By Associated Press
The move came amid continued political and economic uncertainty in the Southeast Asian state.
Malaysia’s ‘Malay First’ Malaise
March 04, 2020

Malaysia’s ‘Malay First’ Malaise

By Chandran Nair
The recent political upheaval, like so many of the country’s woes, stems from the longstanding racialization of politics.

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.

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.
US-Malaysia Counterterrorism Cooperation in the Spotlight with Home Minister Visit
September 21, 2019

US-Malaysia Counterterrorism Cooperation in the Spotlight with Home Minister Visit

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The trip highlighted the collaboration between the two countries in this realm amid wider challenges for ties.

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