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When Will Malaysia Hold Its Next Election?
September 29, 2016
When Will Malaysia Hold Its Next Election?
A look at the speculation that the country may hold early polls before it needs to in 2018.
When Will Malaysia Hold Its Next Election?
Najib Razak and the Neverending 1MDB Scandal
August 31, 2016
Najib Razak and the Neverending 1MDB Scandal
“You can bend the rules of political physics in Malaysia, not forever but for awhile.”
Najib Razak and the Neverending 1MDB Scandal
US Lawsuits Deepen Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal
July 27, 2016
US Lawsuits Deepen Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal
Malaysian premier Najib Razak is believed to be linked to the stolen funds.
US Lawsuits Deepen Malaysia's 1MDB Scandal
No End in Sight for Malaysia’s Power Struggle as 1MDB Scandal Deepens
March 07, 2016
No End in Sight for Malaysia’s Power Struggle as 1MDB Scandal Deepens
As the 1MDB scandal continues, there are few signs of the country’s ongoing power struggle being resolved anytime soon.
No End in Sight for Malaysia’s Power Struggle as 1MDB Scandal Deepens
Is Malaysia Sliding Toward Dictatorship?
March 01, 2016
Is Malaysia Sliding Toward Dictatorship?
A look at how the rhetoric compares to reality.
Is Malaysia Sliding Toward Dictatorship?
Malaysia A ‘New Dictatorship’ Under Najib: Ex-Deputy Prime Minister
February 28, 2016
Malaysia A ‘New Dictatorship’ Under Najib: Ex-Deputy Prime Minister
Muhyiddin Yassin warns of the rise of a new dictatorship and the collapse of democratic institutions in the country.
Malaysia A ‘New Dictatorship’ Under Najib: Ex-Deputy Prime Minister
Malaysia After the Scandal
February 01, 2016
Malaysia After the Scandal
The 1MDB scandal has drawn attention to corruption in Malaysia, but is it enough to spark reform?
Malaysia After the Scandal
Is China Now Malaysia’s Largest Investor?
January 13, 2016
Is China Now Malaysia’s Largest Investor?
New year-end investments look to have propelled Beijing to the top spot for 2015.
Is China Now Malaysia’s Largest Investor?
UN Body Urges Release of Malaysia's Jailed Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim
November 06, 2015
UN Body Urges Release of Malaysia's Jailed Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim
Report calls for Anwar Ibrahim to be freed.
UN Body Urges Release of Malaysia's Jailed Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim
Interview: Malaysia’s Political Turmoil and the Role of the United States
September 21, 2015
Interview: Malaysia’s Political Turmoil and the Role of the United States
The Diplomat talks with Nurul Izzah Anwar about Malaysian politics and the country's ties with the United States.
Interview: Malaysia’s Political Turmoil and the Role of the United States
Malaysia Likely to Pass TPP Despite Najib Troubles: Expert
September 09, 2015
Malaysia Likely to Pass TPP Despite Najib Troubles: Expert
Support deemed sufficient for country to get mammoth free trade pact through.
Malaysia Likely to Pass TPP Despite Najib Troubles: Expert
Malaysians Escalate Push For Najib’s Resignation
September 04, 2015
Malaysians Escalate Push For Najib’s Resignation
The chorus of criticism directed at the Malaysian prime minister grows.
Malaysians Escalate Push For Najib’s Resignation
After the Scandal: What’s Next for Malaysia
August 31, 2015
After the Scandal: What’s Next for Malaysia
PM Najib Razak seems to have navigated the immediate fallout of the 1MDB scandal, but it will continue to haunt him.
After the Scandal: What’s Next for Malaysia
Malaysia’s Economy Faces Severe Strain
August 29, 2015
Malaysia’s Economy Faces Severe Strain
Malaysia now faces economic challenges that go far beyond the impact of any Chinese slowdown.
Malaysia’s Economy Faces Severe Strain
Interview: Malaysia's Politics Amid the 1MDB Scandal
August 28, 2015
Interview: Malaysia's Politics Amid the 1MDB Scandal
The Diplomat talks with Bridget Welsh about Malaysia’s corruption scandal and its implications for the country.
Interview: Malaysia's Politics Amid the 1MDB Scandal
Understanding the Mega-Crisis in Malaysian Politics
July 31, 2015
Understanding the Mega-Crisis in Malaysian Politics
The country's politics is at an inflection point.
Understanding the Mega-Crisis in Malaysian Politics
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