Category: Opinion Pieces

Anwar’s Cabinet, another ‘scam’?

For his government to survive, Umno needs to pacify the hearts and souls of the Malays, 'mission impossible' in a context where PN leaders have openly declared themselves as the government-in-waiting. "Kabinet Anwar: the whole country kena scam", I read on Facebook...

The mystery of the Malay vote in GE15

In this electoral race, it seems that no candidate is emerging as the clear winner. For over six decades, Umno has claimed to be the righteous defender of Malay interests. Umno, and Islamist party PAS, are the country's oldest political entities, having been around...

Spotlight – Malaysia: November 8, 2022

  Malaysia’s 15th general election marks a major change in the country’s political landscape. First, the collapse of the 61-year Barisan Nasional (BN) rule in 2018 opened the way for greater political freedom and alternatives. Second, the implosion of the Pakatan...

The End of Kleptocracy in Malaysia?

    Najib Razak, former prime minister of Malaysia, had his 12-year sentence for abuse of power and corruption upheld on August 23. It is the first time in the country’s history that a former prime minister has been sent to prison. Najib comes from a unique...