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Four decades of a Malay myth

The 'Lazy Native' at 40 can’t speak English and is a gangster on wheels, writes  Masturah Alatas.

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Language shaming in Malaysia

Tan Zi Hao takes a look at stammering tongues and postcolonial imperialism.

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Reclaiming halal

Food, faith, power and big business in Malaysia.

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Tough year for human rights in Southeast Asia

2016 was not a good year for the region's civil liberties, writes Bridget Welsh.

Race to the bottom

The fate of minority rights in ASEAN.

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An alliance to secure electoral victory

Najib’s political strategy in the lead-up to the next general election

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Malaysia’s digital economy: can entrepreneurship be unleashed?  

Crony capitalism in Malaysia may become a drag on the country’s digital ambitions.

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Najib’s fear campaign

The beleaguered Malaysian Prime Minister is clinging on to power, but at what cost?

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‘We are surviving without a dream’

Kachin refugees marooned in Kuala Lumpur.

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Malaysia, the Philippines and ASEAN

Are there still signs for optimism in ASEAN?

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Crossing the line

Redrawing electoral boundaries in Malaysia another attack to democracy.

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Is working legally a win-win for refugees in Malaysia?

Is the new scheme a step in the right direction?

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Bersih 5 and the increase of the Malay discontents

What does an increased Malay turnout in the recent demonstrations signify?

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The east is red

Why Southeast Asia is now firmly in the grip of China.

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Najib’s China legacy

Is Malaysia turning its back on the West?

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Malaysia’s secular versus religious divide

Could mediation prevent the clash of civil and Sharia law?

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The law of rule in Malaysia

1MDB and the limits of a legal principle.

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Of flags on bums and castrated courts

The Budgie Nine outrage and the rule of law in Malaysia.

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Dire straits for Malaysia’s world heritage

Why Melaka and George Town are at risk of becoming ghosts of their former selves.

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A rise in anti-Chinese rhetoric

Politics, economics and religion are to blame, writes Hew Wai Weng.

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Behind the rifts in modern Malaysia

Malaysians are rallying behind arrogance, antagonism and illiberalism.

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Malaysia the fragile federation

Whether it is 53 or 59, an old debate shows why Sabah and Sarawak may not be celebrating independence.

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Crisis and confidence in Najib’s Malaysia

Malaysia Update to examine what comes next for the Southeast Asian nation.

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Out of Africa

What scandal soaked Malaysia could learn about power and accountability from South Africa and Mauritius.