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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 nation's unique...

Spotlight – Malaysia: July 3, 2023

With six state assemblies dissolved in advance of elections to be held within the next couple of months, the ruling and opposition coalitions are in order of battle. The Negeri Sembilan assembly was dissolved on July 1, the Kedah, Terengganu, and Penang assemblies...

Spotlight – Malaysia: May 30, 2023

The historic alliance between Pakatan Harapan (PH) and Barisan Nasional (BN) to form government last November has left many voters in both coalitions confused. With no less than six state elections to be held by July (in Kedah, Terengganu, Kelantan, Penang, Selangor...

Spotlight – Malaysia: April 24, 2023

Now that the first 100 days of Anwar Ibrahim’s government are over, the democratic path that the iconic leader of the Reformasi movement had promised to set the country on remains extremely sinuous. Stuck between his allies in the United Malays National Organisation...