In Forming Malaysia’s New Cabinet, Anwar Strikes a Careful Balance – The Diplomat

Members of Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim’s cabinet pose for a photo during their swearing in at the Istana Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, December 3, 2022. Credit: Twitter/Anwar Ibrahim Advertisement Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has taken on the role of finance minister more than two decades after last holding the post, he announced … Read more

What Explains the Islamic Surge at Malaysia’s Election? – The Diplomat

Advertisement At the time of writing, Malaysia remains in political limbo after the country’s fifteenth general election delivered a hung parliament. With none of the major parties or coalitions able to form a government on their own, the country awaits the intervention of the country’s king to decide whether the next government will be headed … Read more

Spotlight on Malaysia’s King to Resolve Election Stalemate – The Diplomat

ASEAN Beat | Politics | Southeast Asia Thrust into the role of kingmaker after the November 19 election, the Barisan Nasional coalition has refused to support either of the two leading political blocs. Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim waves to reporters after a press conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, Nov. 21, 2022. Credit: AP … Read more

Malay Nationalist Bloc on Brink of Power in Malaysia After Indecisive Election – The Diplomat

Motorcycles passing by campaign flags of Malaysia’s ruling National Front coalition, or Barisan Nasional (blue) and Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition (red) displayed in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Credit: AP Photo/Ahmad Yusni Advertisement A bloc of ethnic Malay nationalist parties is likely to form Malaysia’s next government, two days after an … Read more

Ahead of GE15, Will it Be Back to the Future for Malaysian Politics? – The Diplomat

Advertisement Malaysia goes to the polls this Saturday and there is a lot of international interest. A lot of this interest is due to the unusual circumstances of this poll. Barely four years ago, there were celebrations among democracy advocates when the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition was defeated after six decades in power. The country’s … Read more