With Malaysia's Parliament now dissolved in the official rush to GE14's polling day, Sabah and Sarawak are again crucial states determining the winning coalition.
The threat to eliminate all ‘fake news’ isn’t merely an assault on the freedom of speech, it’s also an affront to its beauty, efficacy, recall, and its very existence.
Closer scrutiny of Malaysian elections since the era of Najib Razak's father can sharpen the contrasts over winning—and losing—legitimacy.
The Najib government needs to win new legitimacy at GE14 if it's to juggle Malay, Islamic, and royal claims, amid a restive East Malaysia.
Dina Zaman on how the religious tensions of Peninsular Malaysia are being imported to Sabah.
Pakatan Harapan's policy promises will sound great to many voters, but how would a PH government pay for them?
GE14 is more than just a barometer of electoral sentiment. Whoever wins, Malaysia will be a different country afterwards.
Hamzah of Barus was the foremost Malay poet of the 16th century, whose work draws deeply from Sufi imagery and philosophy.
Ibrahim Suffian, Terence Gomez, Fadiah Nadwa Fikri and Amrita Malhi talk with Kean Wong about what's at stake in Malaysia's 2018 elections.
Welcoming the University of Sydney's Southeast Asian history bloggers to New Mandala.
Claims of widespread Rohingya radicalisation in Malaysia don't ring true on the ground.
The experienced journalist and editor joins the New Mandala team as Contributing Editor to oversee our coverage of Malaysia's upcoming general election.
Jihadists know how to take advantage of the unique space for mobilisation offered by the Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines triborder area. Governments are still catching up.
Terence Gomez's 'Minister of Finance Incorporated' is a important statement on Malaysian political economy, comparable to James Puthucheary's of 58 years ago.
A new edited volume grapples with what it means to study a country caught between democracy and authoritarianism.
On the distinctive energy young people are bringing to campaigns for democracy and good governance in Malaysia.
The internet is both a factor in, and a victim of, the region’s crisis of democracy.
Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?
The case for why Malaysia’s next election is winnable for Pakatan Harapan.
A new film tells the bittersweet story of a young Rohingya refugee's quest for a selfie with Najib.
Malaysia's Federal Constitution no longer embodies the spirit and intentions of the country's founders.
Graves told stories of geographical, familial ties, folklore and culture, and spanned the realms of the sacred and profane.
A tribute to the life and work of the acclaimed anthropologist, who passed away on 1 May 2017.
As Rohingya and supporters gather to remember those buried at Wang Kelian, corruption and official inertia perpetuate human trafficking.