May 25, 2021
James Chin on MA63 and the Return of State Nationalism in Malaysia
By Sebastian Strangio
Calls for increased autonomy for Sabah and Sarawak are once again on the agenda in Malaysian politics.
May 07, 2021
Malaysian Cabotage Policy Agitates Old Wounds in the Country’s East
By Tharishini Krishnan
Malaysia's burdensome maritime regulations have put the question of autonomy for Sabah and Sarawak back on the agenda.
September 28, 2020
State Poll Win Boosts Malaysian PM Muhyiddin
By Sebastian Strangio
The unexpected victory in Sabah state in eastern Malaysia gives the ruling Perikatan Nasional some much-needed breathing room.
September 25, 2020
Sabah Heads to the Polls for Snap State Election
By James Chin
In addition to the perennial question of regional autonomy, the result could play into the ongoing political turmoil in Kuala Lumpur.
April 29, 2020
The UMNO’s Brewing Civil War
By Prashant Waikar
What’s behind UMNO president Zahid’s letter to Prime Minister Muhyiddin?
March 21, 2019
The Forgotten Key to Maritime Security in the Sulu-Celebes Seas
By Jay Benson
Economic development in coastal communities will help stem the flow of illegal behavior.
March 12, 2019
Najib Scandal Links in Focus with Ex-Sabah Chief Minister Charges
By Luke Hunt
The charges against Musa Aman announced last week are just part of the ongoing scrutiny around Najib and his allies in a New Malaysia.
May 12, 2018
Malaysia's New Political Tsunami
By Michio Ueda
What led to the historic election result -- and where does Malaysia go from here?
April 19, 2018
Malaysia Spotlights Expanded Sulu Sea Trilateral Patrols
By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Southeast Asian state has called for a widening of collaboration this front in recognition of the challenges it faces and the opportunities before it.
January 31, 2018
Eastern Sabah: Malaysia’s Frontline Against Militancy
By Michael Hart
A bolstered security architecture in Sabah and its surrounding waters is having an impact.
September 16, 2014
Will Malaysia Host US Spy Planes?
By Shannon Tiezzi
Adm. Jonathan Greenert indicated that Malaysia offered to host U.S. spy planes.
April 09, 2014
Bangsamoro Peace Deal for Mindanao: Where’s the Peace?
By Paula Defensor Knack
Hailed as a historic agreement, the latest deal with the MILF has some serious problems.