Malaysia

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Malaysia's Duty to Rohingyas

Tash Aw, New York Times

Criminalizing Malaysia's Opposition

Nurul Izzah Anwar, New York Times

Does Malaysia Have an ISIS Problem?

J. Chinyong Liow, Brookings

The Gloom over Malaysia's Future

Prashanth Parameswaran, The Diplomat

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has ramped up its activities in Southeast Asia so effectively that there is now an entire military unit of terrorists recruited from Indonesia, ...(full article)

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The figures are hard to keep up with: 575 on May 10; 800 on May 13; 300 on May 14; over 700 on May 15. These are the numbers of refugees from Myanmar and...(full article)

The opposition’s showing at the polls two years ago was a political near-death experience for Prime Minister Najib Razak and the ruling party. It was answered with investigat...(full article)

The recent emergence of an ISIS recruitment video featuring young Malay (possibly also Indonesian) speaking boys attending religious classes and engaging in weapons training in ISI...(full article)

As the opposition leader sits in prison, a shadow looms overs Malaysian politics both at home and abroad....(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Malaysia Must Face Its Troubled Past - Bloomberg View

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak may very well be, as he insists, innocent of charges that nearly $700 million in government-linked funds ended up in his personal accounts. But...

Malaysia Wakes up to China - Wall Street Journal

Kuala Lumpur shows new backbone against Beijing’s incursions....

Creating Singapore - Devjyot Ghoshal, Quartz

The forthright and farsighted Cambridge-trained lawyer who transformed Singapore from a colonial entrepot in Southeast Asia to one of the world’s most important financial centers...

A Pivotal Year for Malaysia - Center for American Progress

Last month, President Barack Obama engaged in an unexpected exercise in bilateral relationship building when Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak joined him for a round of golf at ...

Asia's 'Undisputed Loser' from Oil Price Drop - Sharon Chen, Bloomberg

The plunge in oil prices that spurred a currency crisis in Russia and endangered Venezuela’s leadership is also roiling markets in Malaysia, a net oil exporter in Southeast A...

A Catastrophic Year for Malaysia in Flight - Adam Minter, Bloomberg View

Many Malaysians are now trying to reckon with the fact that Malaysian-owned carriers will have been involved in the three worst air tragedies of the past year, including Malaysia A...

Asia's Economic Miracle Has Peaked - William Wilson, National Interest

Demographic trends, faltering exports, slowing growth in China and a credit bubble all suggest a new reality for Asia....

Framing Real Iranian Life - Molly Mirhashem, New Republic

Motlaq has devoted much of her work to promoting an accurate portrayal of Iranian people....

Malaysia's Monarchs Turn Down Free Speech - Julia Zappei, AFP

A Malaysian government crackdown under its Sedition Act is creating a climate of fear in the country, according to rising numbers of critics who say it could stunt a recent floweri...

The Flashpoint in the South China Sea - Dan Drollette Jr, BAS

China has been extending the size of its claims significantly, far beyond its shores, in some cases right up to the coasts of neighboring countries. In a new twist, the country&rsq...

Malaysia's Sedition Debate - Kirsten Han, The Diplomat

It came as a surprise when Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak announced in 2012 that he was intending to repeal the Sedition Act, a piece of legislation left over from British ...

Can Malaysia Airlines Rebrand and Move On? - Annette Ekin, Quartz

In its 41 years of flying, Malaysia Airlines had only two fatal accidents prior to 2014. With the airlines’ twin tragedies of flight MH17, being shot down in eastern Ukraine ...

An Indelible Blot on History - Japan Times

The downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 has gone from accident to tragedy to catastrophe to horror. The shooting down of a civilian airliner by, according to virtually all acco...

Crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 Is a Game Changer - Julia Ioffe, TNR

Malaysian Airlines just can't catch a break. Just four months after flight 380 disappeared somewhere over the Indian Ocean, today brings news that Malaysian Airlines flight 17, tra...

Asia to Obama: So Long, and Thanks for All the Bases - The Economist

Barack Obama is winding down his four-country tour of Asia this evening with a banquet in Manila. Time to assess the latest chapter in America’s vaunted “pivot” t...

Asia's Two Very Different Futures - Zachary Keck, The National Interest

It’s well established that we are living in the Asian Century. Just what the Asian Century will look like is open to debate....

Why Are Americans Obsessed with the Missing Plane? - Margie Mason, AP

From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perh...

Pilot Suicide for Flight MH370? - A. Ranganathan, The Hindu

It may be as simple, and horrific, as that....

The Story of the Century - Roger Cohen, New York Times

Good morning, this is Brian Bowman of CNN on Day X with breaking news on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: The zombie plane theory still has legs! Some aviation experts say it is gaini...

Search for MH370 Unites Globe - The Australian

Compared to Malaysia’s maladroit handling of the mystery surrounding flight MH370, the way many countries have rushed to help, particularly in the search in the remote southern I...

Could MH370 Damage China-Malaysia Ties? - Shannon Tiezzi, Diplomat

Frustrations in China towards Malaysia’s handling of the search and rescue mission could spill over to affect ties....

MH370: The Titanic of Our Time - Lindy McDowell, Belfast Telegraph

We've fallen (again) into the trap of over-reliance on the infallibility of all our technology....

10 Theories About Flight 370 - Tom de Castella, BBC Magazine

As the search for Malaysia Airlines missing Boeing 777 moves into its 11th day, a multitude of theories about the plane's fate are circulating on forums and social media. Here, for...

Flight MH370: The Plot Thickens - The Economist

It was always going to be significant that the Malaysian prime minister himself, Najib Razak, took the daily press conference on March 15th that is usually given by his underlings....

Did Terrorists Take Control of Flight 370? - Peter Bergen, CNN

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak told reporters over the weekend that "deliberate" action by somebody on board accounted for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 veering off course. Co...

A Plane Disappears, Malaysia's Flaws Emerge - William Pesek, Bloomberg

Confusion doesn't normally make for a great economic indicator. But the chaos that's marred the hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is revealing quite a bit about Malaysi...

How Does a Plane Vanish in This Day and Age? - Dallas Morning News

In a world where rental car companies can track the location of their cars at any given moment, where we can turn a home alarm on or off from the seat of an airliner cruising at an...

Malaysia Delivers Confusion While Loved Ones Need Closure - SMH

The Herald hopes that by the time you read this editorial the mystery has been solved. We need the conspiracy theories and misinformation surrounding Malaysia Airlines flight MH370...

Mystery of the Missing Plane Gets Murkier - Deccan Chronicle

The greatest aviation mystery of the modern era has thrown up several questions about contemporary problems, ranging from the most obvious, the threat of terrorism and laxity in de...

The World Rallies to Help Malaysia - New Straits Times

From the very outset, help was bountiful. Initially and necessarily, those nations most relevant immediately mobilised: Malaysia, where the aircraft originated, Vietnam, whose airs...

Terror Fears Fly in China Following MH370 - Rachel Lu, Foreign Policy

The schism between Chinese mainstream and social media depictions of the flight's fate has caused consternation among some social media users. In a post that was later deleted by c...

Can This Man Save Asian Democracy? - Bloomberg View

One might well despair of democracy in Southeast Asia, judging by the events of recent weeks: crackdowns on protesters in Cambodia, anti-Christian attacks in Malaysia and anti-Musl...

The Word That's Pulling Malaysia Apart - William Pesek, Bloomberg

Malaysia advertises itself as a vibrant beacon of multiculturalism and tolerance. But if UMNO really wanted to broaden its appeal, why not give all Malaysians the same opportunitie...

Protests Greet New Year in Southeast Asia - Mong Palatino, The Diplomat

Southeast Asia was rocked by street protests during the first week of the new year –  a troubling preview of the unfolding political and economic crisis gripping many countrie...

Southeast Asia Wonders and Worries About China - Fareed Zakaria, WaPo

As China has grown in importance, its neighbors have become increasingly attentive to the Middle Kingdom. In the past, the only politics they followed outside their country was in ...

Asia's Looming Power Shift - Rajan Menon, The National Interest

A likely consequence of the divergent interests among Greater Asia's most powerful states and the absence of effective institutions to facilitate collective action is that problems...

Collapse of Racial Politics in Southeast Asia - Todd Crowell, New Geography

The recent general election in Malaysia left behind a bitter legacy of political divisions, threats of lawsuits, growing demonstrations, and arrests under the Sedition Act. In a la...

A Dangerous Result in Malaysia's Election - The Economist

AT FIRST sight, the general election in Malaysia on May 5th, the closest-fought since independence in 1957, looks encouraging. A lively campaign inspired a remarkable turnout of 85...

Fair Elections Won't Fix Malaysia's Problems - John Lee, The Australian

It is commonly said that elections in many of Southeast Asia's fledging democracies are sometimes free and other times fair, but never both. The refusal of Malaysian Opposition Lea...

The Sad State of Malaysia - Peter Hartcher, Sydney Morning Herald

Malaysia's decision to ban an Australian independent senator, Nick Xenophon, tells us a good deal about the state of its government, the world's longest-ruling outside the communis...

Malaysia's Unwise Hamas Dalliance - The Australian

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has ill-served the cause of anti-terrorism in our region by going to Gaza for talks with Hamas leaders. He became the first non-Arab head of go...

Understanding the South China Sea Disputes - Indian Defence Review

The South China Sea is bounded by China in the North, the Philippines in the East, Vietnam in the West, Malaysia as also Brunei in the South East and Indonesia in the South West. T...

Beijing Worrying Many Neighbors - Greg Sheridan, The Australian

Something very strange is happening at the moment in the East China Sea and in the South China Sea, and Australia should be taking serious notice of these developments. In both are...

Southeast Asia Deals with Fallout - Prashanth Parameswaran, Diplomat

Over the last few days, the world has witnessed uproar in more than 20 countries over video clips from “Innocence of Muslims”, a U.S.-made anti-Muslim film ridiculing the Pro...

Island Grabbing in Asia - Michael Klare, Foreign Affairs

Last month, Japanese activists planted their country's flag on one of the Senkaku Islands (which the Chinese call the Diaoyu Islands), a chain claimed by China, Japan, and Taiwan. ...

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