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Politics is Wrecking Malaysia’s Pandemic Response
August 09, 2021

Politics is Wrecking Malaysia’s Pandemic Response

By Alifah Zainuddin
The COVID-19 crisis offers a convenient pretext for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin to hold on to power.
Malaysian PM Defies Calls to Resign, Claiming Parliamentary Majority
August 04, 2021

Malaysian PM Defies Calls to Resign, Claiming Parliamentary Majority

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Muhyiddin agreed to subject himself to a motion of confidence when parliament reconvenes next month.

Democracy Is Teetering in Malaysia as PM Tightens Grip on Power
August 03, 2021

Democracy Is Teetering in Malaysia as PM Tightens Grip on Power

By Alifah Zainuddin
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s desperate attempt to hold on to power threatens to shake the country's democratic system to the core.

Malaysia’s Youth Step Up Protests As Political Crisis Deepens
August 02, 2021

Malaysia’s Youth Step Up Protests As Political Crisis Deepens

By Alifah Zainuddin
Young protestors gather momentum as calls for Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s resignation grow louder.

Malaysia PM Under Pressure to Quit After Stern Royal Rebuke
July 29, 2021

Malaysia PM Under Pressure to Quit After Stern Royal Rebuke

By Eileen Ng
The king’s statement immediately sparked an uproar in Parliament, with opposition lawmakers shouting “treason” and demanding that Prime Minister Muhyiddin resign.
Malaysia’s Parliament Opens After 7 Months, Emergency to End
July 27, 2021

Malaysia’s Parliament Opens After 7 Months, Emergency to End

By Eileen Ng
The reopening has been criticized as a sham, as the five-day session is limited to reviewing the government's COVID-19 response and there are no plans for any votes.

Malaysia’s ‘Total Lockdown’ Failure Plunges Hospitals Into Crisis
July 12, 2021

Malaysia’s ‘Total Lockdown’ Failure Plunges Hospitals Into Crisis

By Alifah Zainuddin
A COVID-19 surge is overwhelming many of Malaysia’s intensive care units, as rivalries among politicians allow a disaster to unfold.
UMNO Withdraws Its Support for Malaysian Ruling Coalition
July 08, 2021

UMNO Withdraws Its Support for Malaysian Ruling Coalition

By Sebastian Strangio
The move comes after months of sniping between the party and Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's camp.

Malaysian PM Backtracks and Agrees to Convene Parliament
July 06, 2021

Malaysian PM Backtracks and Agrees to Convene Parliament

By Sebastian Strangio
The decisions follows a series of rare interventions by the king and the heads of the country's nine Malay royal houses.

Malaysia’s PM to Decide on Parliament Return as Pandemic Worsens
July 05, 2021

Malaysia’s PM to Decide on Parliament Return as Pandemic Worsens

By Alifah Zainuddin
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin barely survived the last sitting of parliament. Will he survive the next?

Malaysia’s King Calls for the Reopening of Parliament
June 17, 2021

Malaysia’s King Calls for the Reopening of Parliament

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's legislature has been suspended under a state of emergency imposed in January.
Malaysia Enters ‘Total Lockdown’ as COVID-19 Surge Continues
June 01, 2021

Malaysia Enters ‘Total Lockdown’ as COVID-19 Surge Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
Prime Minister Muhyiddin is facing increasing pressure from the opposition – and from within his own coalition.

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