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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.
Malaysian Lawmakers Set to Vote on Next Prime Minister
August 17, 2021

Malaysian Lawmakers Set to Vote on Next Prime Minister

By Sebastian Strangio
So who will replace Muhyiddin as Malaysia’s next prime minister? Several potential horses are nosing their way toward the starting line.

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 PM Under Pressure to Quit After Stern Royal Rebuke
July 29, 2021

Malaysia PM Under Pressure to Quit After Stern Royal Rebuke

By Eileen Ng
The king’s statement immediately sparked an uproar in Parliament, with opposition lawmakers shouting “treason” and demanding that Prime Minister Muhyiddin resign.

Malaysia Declares Virus Emergency, Offering Reprieve for Besieged PM
January 12, 2021

Malaysia Declares Virus Emergency, Offering Reprieve for Besieged PM

By Sebastian Strangio
The surprise announcement has given PM Muhyiddin Yassin until August 1 to get COVID-19, and the broader political situation, under control.

Will Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Finally Succeed?
September 25, 2020

Will Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Finally Succeed?

By Sebastian Strangio
The opposition leader’s announcement that he commands the support necessary to form a new government has dissipated into a period of tense political speculation.
Malaysia’s Game of Thrones
May 01, 2020

Malaysia’s Game of Thrones

By Nor Arlene Tan
Untangling the political machinations that collapsed the Alliance of Hope from within.

The UMNO’s Brewing Civil War
April 29, 2020

The UMNO’s Brewing Civil War

By Prashant Waikar
What’s behind UMNO president Zahid’s letter to Prime Minister Muhyiddin?

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.

From 212 to 812: Copy and Paste Populism in Indonesia and Malaysia?
December 18, 2018

From 212 to 812: Copy and Paste Populism in Indonesia and Malaysia?

By Asmiati Malik and Scott Edwards
There are symbolic linkages in Indonesia and Malaysia’s rising populism.
Mahathir Sets New Course for Malaysia in First 100 Days
August 18, 2018

Mahathir Sets New Course for Malaysia in First 100 Days

By Ed Ratcliffe
Evaluating Malaysia's new government 100 days after its surprising election win.

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