The furore over a few seemingly innocuous pages in a textbook provide an indication of just how polarised Malaysian society has become.
In Malaysia, government social spending is on the decline while policy debates on critical issues such as UBI remain suspended.
The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic shows the role of trade unions is even more important in defending workers’ rights during the health and social crisis.
Legitimate criticism of the government’s decision to obtain the state of emergency declaration is now a criminal offence under Malaysian law.
The illusion that the domestic space is only a site for social reproduction is over, but what will replace it?
The Ministry of Health needs to make the strategic leap from awareness to research and intervention.
A new report analyses debates around social cohesion and a failed proposal for a National Harmony Commission in Malaysia in light of Pakatan Harapan's collapse
Land reclamation initiatives seek to side-step national regimes which had previously constrained the autonomy of local governments.
Ross Tapsell reviews a new book on Malaysian politics ahead of the ANU Malaysia Update 2020 “Alternative Visions for Malaysia”.
Mahathir may be losing traction among rural Malays, but grassroots polling data from GE18 shows such support was never straightforward.
The COVID-19 crisis tested the boundaries of federal-state relations when decisions from the centre were not received well by state governments.
Recent developments indicate that the female empowerment agenda may critically regress under Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s new administration.
How parties, preachers and pressure groups used social media to popularise the perception that "Islam is under threat" in Malaysia and call for a "Malay-led government"
The Melaka Gateway is threatening the livelihood of a seaside community that is now leveraging its Portuguese–Malay roots to survive.
Malaysia has another new government; Tricia Yeoh looks at the ramifications of past leadership approaches on the new coalition's future.
The end of the NPA's insurgency isn't guaranteed despite what officials say.
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