Time is running out for the state's rebranded BN government, despite a late embrace of 'state nationalism'.
Warming to climate change
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
Despite the routing of UMNO at GE14 amid regime change, Malay politicians still dominate the new coalition government.
A regime change glanced askance
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.
The ‘Apa Lagi Cina Mahu’* politics of endless division
Malaysia's GE14 marks the end of Malaysian Chinese politics after 60 years of dwindling and divisive outcomes, as its modern patron UMNO itself struggles to survive.
Losing a legacy, finding a nation in Sarawak
A new generation's contest over Sarawak's lost autonomy may force its GE14 voters to reconsider how today's leaders are trapped by the past.
Mapping out elections for victory
Electoral changes recently rammed through parliament can mean winning power at GE14 with just 16.5% of the popular vote. But would such elections confer the legitimacy to rule?
In the contest for power, Malaysia’s resurgent states stake a claim
The era of Malaysia's dominant federal government may be over as its leading states push for greater autonomy.
Scratching the itch out east with Warisan
Can former minister and prime minister Najb Razak's ‘good friend’ Shafie Apdal sweep out Sabah's incumbents at GE14, and end up delivering power to Mahathir's opposition?
Sabah and its GE14 deliverance from nationalised identity
Sabah needs leaders and statesmen determined to solve its long overdue need for autonomy, without fear of injuring a federal government's pride.
The (re)making of Malaysia and its fabulous 1963 promise
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.
Statelessness and child rights in Sabah
If given the chance, the stateless children of Sabah, who only know Sabah as their home, can make a positive contribution to Sabah.
Sabah – UMNO’s fixed deposit?
Engage two of Sabah's most prominent politicians as they discuss Sabah and Malaysia's future
Update – East Malaysia rising seminar
Dr. Arnold Puyok discusses recent developments in Sabah and Sarawak.
East Malaysia rising
One of Malaysia's top political scientists discusses the fortunes of the two East Malaysian states after Malaysia's 13th general election.
Ties that bind: Sarawak and Adelaide
A practical case of Australia in the Asian Century. How will the University of Adelaide manage this conundrum?
Sarawak’s “Independence Day”
Many, if not most Malaysians are unaware that Sarawak was indeed, if only for a short time, a fully independent nation-state before it joined Malaysia.