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Galas and Batu Sapi by-elections : new trend or flash in the pan?
In the recent Malaysian by-elections, wins for the ruling Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition in Galas and Batu Sapi have led to views that there is a definite electoral swing towards the BN. Yet a closer look would indicate ...
UMNO’s 61st general assembly : playing to the gallery?
Prime Minister Najib Razak defended Malay special rights when addressing the 61st UMNO General Assembly. He was seeking to protect his own standing in UMNO and to rally the party to face the next general election.
Malaysian reactions to the railway land deal
The recent agreement between Singapore and Malaysia on the exchange and development of lands in Singapore belonging to the Malayan Railway (KTMB) was expected to raise controversy in Malaysia. However ...
PAS : balancing inclusion and tradition
The Islamic Party of Malaysia is reaching out to non-Muslim voters by forming a new wing of non- Muslim supporters, promoting good governance and playing down the Islamic state. However it is also ...