Malaysia's Deputy Minister of Primary Industries discusses his political awakening, GE14, and reforming the palm oil industry.
Despite female politicians’ ambivalence about gender quotas, they remain an essential tool in making politics more representative.
Ann Ang discusses the historical context, origins and identity of the Straits Chinese.
Pakatan Harapan's concessions on the Zakir Naik controversy illustrate the high cost of chasing the Malay vote
Leaders’ roles as entrepreneurs of identity can help create inclusive campaigns.
Indonesia promises a future of Quran-inspired sustainability and renewables but is constrained by fossil fuel interests in government.
Though Austronesians operated in networks of oceanic trading that stretched from Asia to the Mediterranean for thousands of years, both the term and cultural grouping are little known.
The “i-Suri” scheme shows the PH government continues to make limited strides toward women’s progress.
Public shock should be channelled towards real empowerment of indigenous communities.
Pakatan Harapan had promised academic freedom and institutional autonomy for public universities. Can it—or will it—deliver?
Despite Malaysia’s record of economic growth since the 1970s, poverty remains a persistent, and especially vexing, problem. How likely is a structural remedy under the new PH government?
Party-hopping and partisan polarisation have characterised the post-GE14 landscape. What are the implications?
Why riots in Wales in June 1919 are a useful resource for appreciating histories of Malay identity beyond the violence of 13 May 1969.
Can Malaysia's new government depend on its unelected Islamic bureaucracy?
"Pengundi yang dilupakan: Orang Asli dan Malaysia Baru"
BN's former youth chief on how the party is adapting to opposition, and how it wins back power.
Does the change in Malaysian government provide hope for some of the world’s most diverse forests and wildlife?
Answering New Mandala's questions on the "New Malaysia" and its place in the region and the world.
A new series of perspectives on the “Malaysia Baharu” from Malaysian scholars, activists, and policymakers.
Pakatan is using state enterprise as a tool of patronage just as well as Barisan.
Time is running out for the state's rebranded BN government, despite a late embrace of 'state nationalism'.
The 'new Malaysia' challenge is to redefine its trade and industrial policies, and to work out where the new sources of growth and tax revenue can be, more so after the GST's removal.
Revisit the 20 most popular articles published at New Mandala this year.
Observations on what many are calling Malaysia's answer to Indonesia's 212 movement.