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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.
Sealing the Mahathir-Anwar Alliance: Will They Unseat Najib?
One-time allies who parted ways acrimoniously, Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim have finally sealed the revival of their once effective political partnership. Their common goal of removing PM Najib Razak through the ...
Malaysia’s 2018 General Election: Alternative Scenarios?
With just weeks to go, Malaysia’s next general election seems to be approaching like an oncoming train. What lies ahead?
After the Muktamar: Is a New PAS Emerging?
Malaysia’s Islamist party PAS held its 63rd congress amid huge publicity of a full and complete break from the opposition alliance. The bigger significance, however, is what this all means and what future direction PAS will take.
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, ...
The Mahathir-Anwar Handshake: Patching Up to Shake Up?
Mahathir’s surprise move to reach out to Anwar is promising to shake up Malaysian politics. Can they succeed?