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Behind the rifts in modern Malaysia

Malaysians are rallying behind arrogance, antagonism and illiberalism.

Malaysia the fragile federation

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

Crisis and confidence in Najib’s Malaysia

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

Out of Africa

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

‘Deep’ Malay cultural psychology

How modern Malaysia is huddling in the village against the 'dark forces' of the outside world.

Lamenting 1MDB

Optimism about Malaysia's latest financial scandal is as hard to find as answers.

Social cohesion and scandal cycles in Malaysia

Mahathir on the divisions tearing a country, the opposition and politics apart.

Graft games

How corruption fuels Southeast Asia's democratic deficit.

Double by-election win a boost for Najib

A snap election may be on the cards after healthy returns in West Malaysian state votes.

Mahathir and Malaysia’s money politics

In a country where cash is king, soon nothing will happen without bribery, alleges former PM.

Mahathir prepares for Najib confrontation

Malaysian politics braces for a clash of the titans.

Can a cartoonist bring down the Malaysian government?

Ross Tapsell in conversation with Zunar about freedom of expression and sedition.

The Kuala Lumpur logo controversy

Does a tacky logo point to the return of authoritarianism in Malaysia?

Mak Yong in May: Sembah Guru

Julia Mayer recounts watching the ancient North Malaysian dance-theatre known as Mak Yong.

Pakatan Harapan electrocutes itself

Manjit Bhatia writes on why the Sarawak poll results mean the death of Malaysia's opposition coalition.

Musing on the aesthetics of modern Muslims

Hew Wai Weng explores various aesthetic forms that are popular among middle-class Muslims.

‘Same old’ in Sarawak campaign

Campaign in critical state election confusing and uninspiring, writes Bridget Welsh.

Counting the cost of 1MDB

Podcasts from a panel discussion on Malaysia's political polarisation.

Orangutans and ‘non-human’ rights

Should we recognise humanity in another species?