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The Geopolitical Implications of Malaysia's Election Earthquake
May 18, 2018
The Geopolitical Implications of Malaysia's Election Earthquake
With Mahathir back, does Malaysia's foreign policy anticipate continuity or change?
The Geopolitical Implications of Malaysia's Election Earthquake
Malaysian Politics Get Nasty
March 23, 2018
Malaysian Politics Get Nasty
Whether it's breakfast cereal or Anwar, old rivals monopolize Malaysian politics.
Malaysian Politics Get Nasty
How Will PAS Matter in Malaysia’s Election?
March 22, 2018
How Will PAS Matter in Malaysia’s Election?
The conservative Islamic party could play an important role in upcoming polls or thereafter.
How Will PAS Matter in Malaysia’s Election?
Why Boycotting Malaysia’s Election Makes Sense
February 07, 2018
Why Boycotting Malaysia’s Election Makes Sense
The opposition to the campaign to spoil votes at the polls misses the point.
Why Boycotting Malaysia’s Election Makes Sense
Can the New Mahathir-Anwar Alliance Defeat Najib in Malaysia’s Election?
January 09, 2018
Can the New Mahathir-Anwar Alliance Defeat Najib in Malaysia’s Election?
The country’s next poll will pit an odd couple against a scandal-ridden premier.
Can the New Mahathir-Anwar Alliance Defeat Najib in Malaysia’s Election?
The Challenge for Najib’s ‘Malay First’ Policy in Malaysia’s Next Election
December 15, 2017
The Challenge for Najib’s ‘Malay First’ Policy in Malaysia’s Next Election
The failure to truly address minority concerns may come back to bite the premier in 2018.
The Challenge for Najib’s ‘Malay First’ Policy in Malaysia’s Next Election
Where Are Southeast Asia’s Loyal Oppositions?
November 22, 2017
Where Are Southeast Asia’s Loyal Oppositions?
A closer look at opposition dynamics at play in the subregion.
Where Are Southeast Asia’s Loyal Oppositions?
Why Southeast Asia's 'Stabilitocracies' Endure
August 11, 2017
Why Southeast Asia's 'Stabilitocracies' Endure
For many, the price of instability still appears to be too high to pay for democracy to take root.
Why Southeast Asia's 'Stabilitocracies' Endure
Actually, Malaysia’s Multi-Ethnic Coalition Died in 1969
July 08, 2017
Actually, Malaysia’s Multi-Ethnic Coalition Died in 1969
Those who believe that the BN is a genuine multi-ethnic coalition have simply fallen for the slick propaganda.
Actually, Malaysia’s Multi-Ethnic Coalition Died in 1969
The Unsinkable Najib Razak
June 19, 2017
The Unsinkable Najib Razak
Even as 1MDB and other scandals claim further scalps, Malaysia's prime minister is expected to win the next election.
The Unsinkable Najib Razak
Malaysia's Defiant Prime Minister: The 1MDB Purge
August 09, 2016
Malaysia's Defiant Prime Minister: The 1MDB Purge
Despite a deepening scandal, Najib Razak has strengthened his position by purging his party and government of critics.
Malaysia's Defiant Prime Minister: The 1MDB Purge
Will Malaysia’s Najib Finally Quit?
January 22, 2016
Will Malaysia’s Najib Finally Quit?
Speculation is mounting that the embattled premier may seek a face-saving exit.
Will Malaysia’s Najib Finally Quit?
Malaysia Rejects Pardon for Jailed Opposition Leader
April 01, 2015
Malaysia Rejects Pardon for Jailed Opposition Leader
Anwar Ibrahim is running out of options.
Malaysia Rejects Pardon for Jailed Opposition Leader
Malaysia Jails Opposition Leader in Blow to Rights
February 10, 2015
Malaysia Jails Opposition Leader in Blow to Rights
Court upholds Anwar Ibrahim's conviction, threatening to end his political career.
Malaysia Jails Opposition Leader in Blow to Rights
Malaysia Backtracks on Sedition Law
November 29, 2014
Malaysia Backtracks on Sedition Law
The Sedition Act of 1948 will not be repealed in Malaysia.
Malaysia Backtracks on Sedition Law
Malaysian PM Shores-Up Support
October 21, 2013
Malaysian PM Shores-Up Support
Najib Razak’s popularity on the rise as Mahathir Mohammad’s son slips.
Malaysian PM Shores-Up Support
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