A new electoral system for a new Malaysia
about 4 days ago
The majoritarian first-past-the-post system has had its day. It’s time to think about bold options for reform.
Warming to climate change
about 1 week ago
Can the new climate change ministry navigate the complex politics of competing interests when tackling the threats of extreme weather? Or is an independent commission answerable to Parliament needed to hold the government to account?
Malay dominance remains despite UMNO’s rout
about 3 weeks ago
Despite the routing of UMNO at GE14 amid regime change, Malay politicians still dominate the new coalition government.
Ways of seeing a ‘moderate Muslim nation’
about 1 month ago
As long as the global attitude towards religious issues doesn't change, and Malaysians themselves mostly stay silent on these issues, the temptation will always be to smother dissent in the ‘invisibility cloak of religion’.
Better governance in a better parliament
about 1 month ago
Establishing parliamentary committees will help the new PH government meet its GE14 promises of better governance, as ministers and senior officials can be called to account.
RACE, RELIGION, AND MALAYSIASEE ALL MALAYSIA POSTS
Will current levels of caution on Bumiputera policies persist, or will the new government seize the opportunity to reform? Will it remain fearful of being accused of sidelining Malays, or will it make Malays more capable and competitive?
By drawing stricter boundaries between what is ‘Islamic’ and ‘un-Islamic’, and between who is ‘Malay’ and ‘non-Malay’, the anxiety about 'Malay unity' is addressed in a post-May 9 Malaysia.
Opponents of racism in Malaysia need to understand that proponents of racial politics do believe in race—and only by understanding the appeal of racial thinking can racism be defeated.
A NEW MALAYSIA?
The first in a series of podcasts providing a snapshot of Malaysia in the aftermath of GE14.
What has and hasn't changed about how the media report on politics and policy after GE14?
Two leading scholars on the ideological and institutional legacies Pakatan Harapan inherits from the BN regime.
The era of Malaysia's dominant federal government may be over as its leading states push for greater autonomy.
As Malaysians head to the most contentious elections since Merdeka, its citizens abroad are valiantly overcoming great odds to get their votes counted.
Both sides of the political divide are trying to woo a vastly underestimated, non-homogenous rural Malay public.