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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.

2018/05/25 | Dr. Amir F.N. Abdul Manan

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.