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.
Two leading scholars on the ideological and institutional legacies Pakatan Harapan inherits from the BN regime.
What has and hasn't changed about how the media report on politics and policy after GE14?
The first in a series of podcasts providing a snapshot of Malaysia in the aftermath of GE14.
Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.
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.
The GE14 result reflects PAS' enduring influence, yet the PH parties together with IKRAM and ABIM offer a viable ‘Islamic alternative’ for pious Muslim voters.
The ‘cari makan’ or a rent-seeking political culture may be the hardest thing to reform in Malaysia, even under a reformist government. And human nature will make this almost impossible to do.
Thinking about the major causes and consequences of Malaysia's historic election result.
Public lecture on GE14's implications hosted by the ANU Malaysia Institute on 21 May.
The Malaysian women's rights activist talks about her experience managing a parliamentary campaign in Malaysia's general election.
Indigenous communities in Pahang are aware of BN’s failings, but a lacklustre Pakatan Harapan campaign kept this ‘fixed deposit’ safe for the fallen Najib government.
The new government can and should take the opportunity to rehabilitate Malaysia’s battered legal institutions.
Hishamuddin Rais was once put in jail by Mahathir Mohamad. He talks to our GE14 editor Kean Wong about why he was part of the fight to make Dr M prime minister again.
Barisan Nasional was in power for 60 years. How does an electoral authoritarian regime get defeated, and will similar regimes in the region follow?
GE14 Editor Kean Wong talks with public commentator Karim Raslan about what the election outcome means for Malaysia.
How scholars of Malaysian politics reflected on the campaign as results rolled in on 9 May.
Why Malaysia's voters delivered a momentous political upset in yesterday's election, as seen from the ground.
Taking a punt on what might happen in Malaysia's milestone 14th general election (GE14).
ANU experts assess the likelihood of the Pakatan Harapan coalition finally making inroads into the UMNO heartland.
As Malaysians head to the most contentious elections since Merdeka, its citizens abroad are valiantly overcoming great odds to get their votes counted.
The Pakatan Harapan state government in Malaysia's economic powerhouse looks safe enough, but will Selangor's federal seats swing the opposition's way?
Barisan Nasional's Chinese component parties face a do-or-die contest this GE14. Selling themselves as conduits for investment from China isn't working.
Fracturing of Malay/Muslim parties has made it difficult to unite the Malay/Muslim electorate through ethnoreligious appeals.