Observations on what many are calling Malaysia's answer to Indonesia's 212 movement.
What will it take to address poverty in Malaysia?
about 1 day ago
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?
The erosion of partisan loyalty and polarisation in Malaysia?
about 6 days ago
Party-hopping and partisan polarisation have characterised the post-GE14 landscape. What are the implications?
1919, 1969, and memories of Malay cosmopolitanism
about 2 weeks ago
Why riots in Wales in June 1919 are a useful resource for appreciating histories of Malay identity beyond the violence of 13 May 1969.
A clamour for Islamic reform in Malaysia: but in which direction under a Divine Bureaucracy?
about 2 weeks ago
Can Malaysia's new government depend on its unelected Islamic bureaucracy?
The forgotten voters: the Orang Asli in the Malaysia Baru
about 3 weeks ago
"Pengundi yang dilupakan: Orang Asli dan Malaysia Baru"
RACE, RELIGION, AND MALAYSIASEE ALL MALAYSIA POSTS
Will current levels of caution on Bumiputera policies persist, or will the new government seize the opportunity to reform? Will it remain fearful of being accused of sidelining Malays, or will it make Malays more capable and competitive?
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.
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.
A NEW MALAYSIA?
The first in a series of podcasts providing a snapshot of Malaysia in the aftermath of GE14.
What has and hasn't changed about how the media report on politics and policy after GE14?
Two leading scholars on the ideological and institutional legacies Pakatan Harapan inherits from the BN regime.
The era of Malaysia's dominant federal government may be over as its leading states push for greater autonomy.
As Malaysians head to the most contentious elections since Merdeka, its citizens abroad are valiantly overcoming great odds to get their votes counted.
Both sides of the political divide are trying to woo a vastly underestimated, non-homogenous rural Malay public.