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GE14 & Its Aftermath - Enter Malaysia’s New Political Order
Days after the political earthquake of a general election on 9 May, Anwar Ibrahim declared Malaysia “on the verge of a new golden era”. Will it be a mere change of government or a political transition to a new order?
In Conversation With Anwar Ibrahim (2) : His Vision, New Malaysia, Regeneration and the Region
Yang Razali Kassim continues his conversation with Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s prime minister-in-waiting. In this second part, the president-elect of Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), the biggest component of the ruling Pakatan ...
Singapore-Malaysia Ties : What Lies Ahead in the Post-KTM Era?
One of the most productive bilateral retreats between Singapore and Malaysia since the series began took place this week at the Istana in Singapore. How will the agreements be affected by the upcoming Malaysian general election?
Malaysia’s Regime Change : Evolving Post-Election Scenarios
The shocking fall of the UMNO-led Barisan Nasional government in the recent general election was not only historic but also game-changing. As Malaysians usher in a new era, three evolving scenarios are worth watching.
Mother of All Elections 2.0 : New Crossroads in Malaysian Politics?
Prime Minister Najib Razak, under siege but fighting back, has beaten the war drums for a do-or-die general election that is just around the corner. Will we see UMNO returned to power, or be replaced for the first time?
UMNO Post-Power : What Now in a Changing Landscape?
Soon after its historic defeat in the 9 May 2018 general election, the long-dominant UMNO held its first party elections over the weekend. The much subdued contest for the presidency and other leadership positions, unlike ...
Ma’ruf Amin : Jokowi’s Secret Weapon?
The running mate of the Indonesian president is remembered for his hand in toppling Jakarta governor Ahok on charges of blasphemy. In Singapore, he advocated ‘Middle Way Islam’. Is this President Joko Widodo’s secret formula ...
Najib’s U-turn Over Hudud Bill: Election Gambit or Fight for Survival?
As Malaysia’s 14th general election looms, the final battle for political survival has begun. Prime Minister Najib Razak has fired the opening salvo with a turn-around on the hudud Bill. While this has caught the opposition ...
In Conversation With Anwar Ibrahim : On Mahathir, Reconciliation & Political Transition
On Malaysia’s National Day recently, Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysia’s prime minister-in-waiting, received RSIS Senior Fellow Yang Razali Kassim at his office near Kuala Lumpur. In this first of a two-part conversation, he talks ...
Anwar’s Rise, Fall and Rise Again : Tests in Malaysia’s Succession
While Prime Minister Mahathir rebuilds the country, his designated successor, Anwar Ibrahim, is laying the ground for the agreed political transition in about two years’ time. The recent election in Anwar’s party had, ...