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Malaysian King Picks Ex-Deputy PM as Nation’s New Leader
August 20, 2021

Malaysian King Picks Ex-Deputy PM as Nation’s New Leader

By Eileen Ng
The appointment of Ismail Sabri Yaakob restores the United Malays National Organization to its accustomed position of power.

Malaysia’s Longest-Governing Party Seems Set to Reclaim PM Post
August 19, 2021

Malaysia’s Longest-Governing Party Seems Set to Reclaim PM Post

By Eileen Ng
Deputy Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob seems set to be appointed Malaysia's next prime minister.
Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Finally Steps Down As Prime Minister
August 16, 2021

Malaysia’s Muhyiddin Finally Steps Down As Prime Minister

By Alifah Zainuddin
Whoever takes Muhyiddin’s place will inherit an unresolved political crisis, in addition to a worsening public health emergency.

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.

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.

Elections to Follow COVID-19 Emergency, Malaysian PM Promises
March 01, 2021

Elections to Follow COVID-19 Emergency, Malaysian PM Promises

By Sebastian Strangio
However, parliament is unlikely to convene until the state of emergency expires on August 1.

It’s Too Early to Celebrate Najib’s Historic Corruption Sentence
July 31, 2020

It’s Too Early to Celebrate Najib’s Historic Corruption Sentence

By Binaifer Nowrojee
With Najib’s political allies back in power and an ongoing crackdown on the forces pushing for accountability, the case is anything but closed.
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.

Making Sense of Malaysia’s 2020 Political Tumult
March 19, 2020

Making Sense of Malaysia’s 2020 Political Tumult

By Ankit Panda
Also, the hosts discuss progress in the implementation of the February 29 U.S.-Taliban deal in Afghanistan.

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.

Who Will Form Malaysia’s New Government After the End of the Pakatan Harapan Coalition?
February 25, 2020

Who Will Form Malaysia’s New Government After the End of the Pakatan Harapan Coalition?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
With the Pakatan Harapan coalition’s demise, the focus has quickly shifted to the political realignments to form a new government and what this could mean for the country’s future.
Malaysia 1MDB Scandal: Recordings Deepen Najib Scrutiny
January 09, 2020

Malaysia 1MDB Scandal: Recordings Deepen Najib Scrutiny

By Associated Press
The audio recordings could mark a new blow to the former premier.

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