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2018/10/30 | New Mandala
MALAYSIA: What Happened to UMNO and Malay Support During GE14?
Despite regime change at the top, the United Malays National Organisation retains strong support from the Malaysian people.
2018/06/22 | The Interpreter
MALAYSIA: Out with the Old and in with the New
A massive cull of key officials left over from the previous government is underway as Prime Minister Mahathir gets down to work.
2018/06/01 | Peter Guest
Cash-strapped Malaysia Terminates Singapore High-Speed Rail Plan
Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is cleaning house, and the much-needed rail link is an early casualty.
OPINION: Malaysia's House of Cards and 2-Party Democracy
It is time to take steps to ensure Malaysia matures into a strong two-party democracy.
2018/05/25 | The Conversation
Malaysia's Real Political Struggle Is Just Beginning
The election went smoothly, but the political forecast looks rough.
2018/05/23 | Netusha Naidu
OPINION: 'Critical Optimism' Lights Malaysia's Way Forward
A personal narrative of how GE14 flew in the face of expectations of a global democratic decline.
2018/05/16 | Khaw Chia Hui
MALAYSIA: Views from the Street on Our Political Future
Voters from all sides of the spectrum offer their views in the wake of Malaysia's historic election.
2018/05/15 | New Mandala
Will Election Upheaval Influence Malaysia's Illiberal Neighbors?
Mahathir is back at the helm, but it remains an open question whether or not he represents real change.
2018/05/11 | Khaw Chia Hui
Politics and Personality Keep Malaysia Spellbound as Mahathir Rules Again
Disbelief and trepidation linger after Mahathir's unprecedented general election victor.
2018/05/11 | Stellina Chen
CARTOON: Captain Democracy Flies to Malaysia's Rescue
Will time and its emissary, Mahathir Mohamad, heal Malaysia's wounds?
2018/05/10 | TIME
MALAYSIA: Najib Concedes Defeat, Mahathir Vows 'Rule of Law'
Najib accepted his party’s defeat and vowed to respect the verdict of the people, but remained defiant about his former mentor’s victory.
2018/05/10 | TNL Staff
MALAYSIA: Deja-vu as Mahathir Clinches General Election Vote
GE14 was the most competitive election in the history of Malaysia, with a voter turnout of 80 percent and a razor-thin victory for Mahathir's opposition alliance.
2018/05/09 | Khaw Chia Hui
Najib vs Mahathir: Malaysia Hits the Polls
Malaysia is choosing its next prime minister, the culmination of a fierce campaign between two political veterans.
2018/05/08 | New Mandala
ANALYSIS: Islam and Identity Politics in Malaysia and Indonesia
Politicians in Malaysia must tread a careful line when stoking religious fervor, Meredith Weiss argues.
2018/05/04 | New Mandala
ANALYSIS: Chinese Malaysians and the Politics of Endless Division
The influential yet marginalized minority struggles to hold any sway in the upcoming election, but this could soon change.
2018/04/13 | New Mandala
OPINION: Malaysia's Fake News Law Will Be a Political Sledgehammer
The new law may be wielded unfairly against the state's critics.