Malaysia

THE DIPLOMAT
Why Boycotting Malaysia’s Election Makes Sense
February 7, 2018
The opposition to the campaign to spoil votes at the polls misses the point.

ASIA TIMES
No safe place for SEAsia’s Shia Muslims
February 2, 2018
Rising anti-Shiite sentiment owes to Saudi-influenced Wahhabism, a literalist reading of Islam that promotes intra-religious persecution

ASIA TIMES
Where Malaysia’s election will be won and lost
February 2, 2018
Ruling and opposition coalitions vie for votes and influence in Borneo swing states

ASIA TIMES
Mahathir’s last gasp for power and retribution
January 13, 2018
Nonagenarian ex-premier’s old strongman ways are alienating those he needs to galvanize ahead of fast-approaching elections in Malaysia

ASIA TIMES
In election mode, Najib bids to shine online
January 10, 2018
Ruling coalition aims to connect with tech-savvy voters amid deep-seated perceptions of being aloof, elitist and resistant to change

THE DIPLOMAT
A New Drug Win for Malaysia?
October 11, 2017
The country could be taking a step forward soon in the region’s continuing struggle with drugs.

ASIA TIMES
Are Malaysia’s elections a foregone Najib win?
October 06, 2017
Anticipated snap polls are delayed as ruling UMNO government strategically allows time for the opposition Harapan coalition to gradually implode

ASIA TIMES
Cloudy view for energy giant Petronas
May 25, 2017
Malaysia’s state-run oil and gas firm has avoided a credit rating downgrade and financial losses through sharp cost cutting that has crimped its future plans and ambitions

ASIA TIMES
National transformation or electoral ploy in Malaysia?
May 25, 2017
Premier Najib Razak claims his “TN50” initiative will catapult the nation into the world’s top 20 by 2050, but critics see a thinly veiled scheme to win youth votes

ASIA TIMES
Malaysia speaks softly in the South China Sea
March 23, 2017
While the Philippines and Vietnam have been vocal in their maritime disputes with China, Malaysia has taken a more reticent tack to its claims

ASIA TIMES
China’s influence pervades Malaysian politics
March 23, 2017
Malaysian premier Najib Razak’s cozy ties to Beijing have been leveraged by his allies and politicized by the opposition ahead of general elections

ASIA TIMES
China a friend in need to Malaysia
March 23, 2017
Alibaba Group’s support for Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s digital economy initiative is the latest indication of burgeoning bilateral ties

ASIA TIMES
Malaysia’s Teflon Prime Minister
March 15, 2017
Najib Razak has survived a massive embezzlement scandal, opposition protests and internal power struggles – all with an eye on re-election in 2018

ASIA TIMES
Exit ban spikes Malaysia-North Korea tensions
March 08, 2017
Malaysia’s spiraling spat with North Korea has pulled the Southeast Asian nation into a geo-strategic realm it is arguably ill-prepared to navigate

ASIA TIMES
Political Islam has populist appeal
January 26, 2017
Politicians in Malaysia and Indonesia are taking increasingly hardline positions to win votes and stay ahead of shifting grass root sentiments

ASIA TIMES
A rising tide of Islamic intolerance
January 26, 2017
Radical notions of Islam are gaining mainstream resonance in Indonesia and Malaysia, a trend that is drowning out more moderate views and voices

THE DIPLOMAT
Najib’s Dangerous and Self-Serving Rohingya Campaign
December 24, 2016
The Malaysian prime minister’s intrusion into a sensitive issue in Myanmar carries risks of its own.

SOUTHEAST ASIA GLOBE
Bersih and the battle to unseat Najib Razak
November 8, 2016
For the past decade, Malaysian protest movement Bersih has been demanding sweeping political change. But Prime Minister Najib Razak is unlikely to feel threatened as long as the country’s opposition remains weak and fragmented

GOING PLACES
Fever Pitch
26 September, 2016
Meet Chiu Keng Guan, one of Malaysia’s most successful film directors

WORLD POLITICS REVIEW
A Political Divide Over Islamic Law Could Undo Malaysia’s Social Fabric 
August 30, 2016

SOUTHEAST ASIA GLOBE
The Malaysian scientist pioneering an alternative cancer treatment
August 17, 2016
Malaysian scientist Chern Ein Oon has been lauded for her cancer research seeking an alternative to chemotherapy. She discusses her work, societal expectations and the difficulties women face in her field

SOUTHEAST ASIA GLOBE
New laws could spell end of Malaysia as “vaping wonderland”
July 12, 2016
Malaysia has long been a bastion of vaping in Southeast Asia. But government regulation of the industry might soon curtail the country’s e-cigarette boom

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