Observations on what many are calling Malaysia's answer to Indonesia's 212 movement.
An interview with Shamsul Iskandar
about 2 weeks ago
Malaysia's Deputy Minister of Primary Industries discusses his political awakening, GE14, and reforming the palm oil industry.
Securing the electoral success of women in Malaysia Baharu
about 3 weeks ago
Despite female politicians’ ambivalence about gender quotas, they remain an essential tool in making politics more representative.
Not the Emperor’s, not the King’s, but the Straits Chinese
about 1 month ago
Ann Ang discusses the historical context, origins and identity of the Straits Chinese.
Raising Naik: A resurgence of ethnoreligious sectarianism?
about 2 months ago
Pakatan Harapan's concessions on the Zakir Naik controversy illustrate the high cost of chasing the Malay vote
What can ‘New Malaysia’ learn from the Bersih Movement?
about 3 months ago
Leaders’ roles as entrepreneurs of identity can help create inclusive campaigns.
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.