Islamic parties need politics and theology that appeal to both Muslims and non-Muslims.
Najib and nation both bruised by new and rough political terrain, writes Bridget Welsh.
Is there any chancing of ending a long history of stifling free speech?
Amrita Malhi examines what's behind the expulsion of Australian media from Malaysia.
Hopping into bed with former PM is an act of narrow-interest desperation.
A flawed political system and power vacuum keeps scandal-hit PM in office.
PM's son crashes the party, everyone else goes home.
Edith Mirante reports on a Malaysian boarding school escape with tragic consequences.
States in the Asia-Pacific increasingly pay lip service to protections they sign up to.
There could be even darker times ahead for Malaysia's democracy, writes Amrita Malhi.
National institutions aren't protecting anyone, new report shows.
Manjit Bhatia offers a response to Ooi Kok-Hin.
Political Islam will shape Malaysia more and more, argues Kok-Hin Ooi.
In the lead up to state elections, old masters still rule from the shadows.
Bridget Welsh surveys the rise of a worrying trend in the region.
Scandals, succession, secret payments and more; here are our top articles for the year, and some festive dancing.
Rise of identity politics could mean more violence.
Aficionados and acolytes confirm a system built on avarice, writes Manjit Bhatia.
Move from authoritarian towards totalitarian UMNO rule can't be halted, writes Manjit Bhatia.
Clive Kessler charts the rise of political Islam and what it means today.
As free speech in Malaysia is muzzled, Michael Vatikiotis reports from one event where people are speaking out.
Najib’s divisive 1MDB politics undermine his long-term survival.
Talk of robots only distracts from the real issues in the sex trade.
There are dangerous and disturbing links between the sex trade and sex robots, writes Kathleen Richardson.