The relentless horse trading among Malay politicians has not only undone the result of the 2018 election, but seemingly put an end to a genuinely multi-ethnic coalition.
Beyond the constant strife with the U.S., China’s assertion of global powers runs into increasing resistance even by normally acquiescent Asian nations.
What can be done to rein in the prevailing culture of greed at leading global banks?
Malaysia achieved an impressive democratic victory. Just don’t expect its success to spread to the rest of Southeast Asia.
Last week’s election result is a major milestone in the racial politics of Malaysia. They point to a mature democracy based on the rule of law.
The outgoing prime minister Najib Razak is already plotting right now to divide his opponents — and thereby escape justice.
Many young democracies with flawed institutions are struggling not to slide backward. Turkey has failed.
Will Donald Trump, in order to protect his golf buddy, have his administration close down the investigation into 1MDB?
Logging in Malaysia has cost the Batek Negritos much of their rainforest homeland.