Under the banner of “Changing Malaysia”, this series of essays seeks to probe what is possible, what is probable, what is aspirational but unlikely, and what has already been achieved as Malaysia pursues socioeconomic progress and reform—including beyond the highest-profile, most hotly debated dimensions.

Contributors include Malaysian expert observers, participants in policy processes, activists, and those wearing multiple hats, from across vantage points and political perspectives. Over the months to come, they will share their expertise and insights into what in or about Malaysia is changing or has changed, what should or will remain constant, and how Malaysia might best advance in new directions or recalibrate key goals. At stake are difficult decisions and tough compromises, but also real opportunities as Malaysia charts its path through a new, post-Barisan Nasional era.

The “Changing Malaysia” series is edited by our Guest Editor for Malaysia, Prof Meredith Weiss. The series has been made possible with the ANU Malaysia Institute’s continuing support of New Mandala’s coverage of GE14 and its aftermath. The opinions expressed here are the authors’ own and are not meant to represent those of the ANU or the Institute.