Spotlight – Malaysia: December 5, 2023

The first year of Anwar Ibrahim’s government has been a shaky one, pressured by elections in six states and a ferocious pro-Malay opposition. The Pakatan Harapan (PH)-Barisan Nasional (BN) alliance is a mismatch, and its movements are restricted by a lack of political...

Podcast – Malaysia’s new King

In this episode of Globe Unpacked, we discuss Donald Trump’s many court cases; Liberia’s imminent run-off election between President George Weah and challenger Joseph Boakai; and Malaysia expert Sophie Lemière tells us about the Southeast Asian...

Spotlight – Malaysia: October 26, 2023

  The Malaysian government’s Budget 2024 was adopted this month. At a size of 393.8 billion ringgit (or approximately $83.3 billion), the budget is the largest to be tabled in the country’s history. This includes a record high RM303.8 billion for operating...

Spotlight – Malaysia: August 16, 2023

Malaysia’s state elections, held in six states on August 12, followed an uneventful campaign and led to little change to the status quo. The three northern states of Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu were retained by the opposition Perikatan Nasional (PN) coalition,...