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Can Anwar Ibrahim Bring Stability Back to Malaysian Politics?
November 25, 2022

Can Anwar Ibrahim Bring Stability Back to Malaysian Politics?

By Sebastian Strangio
While the November 19 election resulted in a victory for his multi-ethnic Pakatan Harapan bloc, the forces of conservative Malay nationalism have perhaps never been stronger.

What Explains the Islamic Surge at Malaysia’s Election?
November 23, 2022

What Explains the Islamic Surge at Malaysia’s Election?

By Sebastian Strangio
The country's main Islamic party, PAS, successfully capitalized on the public's growing disenchantment with the Malay political establishment.
Malay Nationalist Bloc on Brink of Power in Malaysia After Indecisive Election
November 21, 2022

Malay Nationalist Bloc on Brink of Power in Malaysia After Indecisive Election

By Sebastian Strangio
After a surprise return at Saturday's election, Muhyiddin Yassin's Perikatan Nasional coalition is in the box seat to form the next government.

Malaysian State of Kelantan Seeks to Make Folk Drama Shariah Compliant
August 19, 2020

Malaysian State of Kelantan Seeks to Make Folk Drama Shariah Compliant

By Asif Ullah Khan
The PAS-led state government wants to “correct” the “un-Islamic” parts of Main Puteri, an indigenous Kelantanese dance form.

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.

UMNO and PAS: A Frenemy Marriage?
September 18, 2019

UMNO and PAS: A Frenemy Marriage?

By Michio Ueda
The new Malay-Muslim alliance between two major opposition forces could accelerate further polarization of Malaysian politics.

The End of Malaysia’s Multi-Ethnic Coalition?
June 30, 2017

The End of Malaysia’s Multi-Ethnic Coalition?

By Stephan Giersdorf
Najib Razak's embrace of an Islamic party overturns a decades-long tradition of narrowing ethnic and religious divides.
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