James Chin

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Professor James Chin is Director of Asia Institute, University of Tasmania. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Jeffrey Cheah Institute in Malaysia.

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2017/03/05 | James Chin

Why Kim Jong Nam's Killing Took Place in Malaysia

Malaysia has a long history offering sanctuary to political exiles, and while it does political violence will continue to play out on Malaysian soil, James Chin writes.

2016/11/09 | James Chin

Najib’s China Legacy: Who Will Be Next to Turn their Back on the U.S.?

Malaysia’s scandal-plagued Prime Minister is finding old friends in Beijing after wearing out his welcome in the West. James Chin looks at whether this is a path more ASEAN countries are likely to follow.

2017/12/15 | James Chin

Malaysia PM Najib Set to Retain Power Despite 1MDB Scandal

Deft diplomatic manipulation and a split opposition will likely see the Malaysian PM retain power in elections set for early next year.

2017/07/24 | James Chin

Here is Why Mahathir is at the Center of Malaysia’s Opposition Power Play

Mahathir represents an alternative Ketuanan Melayu leadership, rather than real political reforms.