Francis E. Hutchinson

Francis E. Hutchinson

Francis E. Hutchinson is Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the Malaysia Studies Programme at the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

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Opinion | In Malaysia, is Shafie Apdal vs Anwar Ibrahim a contest for opposition leadership?

The fortunes of Anwar, the current opposition head, are on a downward trajectory, with Parti Warisan’s Shafie aiming to fill the leadership vacuum.

22 Dec 2020 - 1:39PM

The fortunes of Anwar, the current opposition head, are on a downward trajectory, with Parti Warisan’s Shafie aiming to fill the leadership vacuum.

In Malaysia, is Shafie Apdal vs Anwar Ibrahim a contest for opposition leadership?
Opinion | Tale of two Belt and Road Initiative port projects in Malaysia shows limits of Chinese money

The Kuantan Port expansion and Melaka Deepwater Port projects show that while China may provide funds, domestic actors also play an important role.

7 Dec 2020 - 12:19PM

The Kuantan Port expansion and Melaka Deepwater Port projects show that while China may provide funds, domestic actors also play an important role.

Tale of two Belt and Road Initiative port projects in Malaysia shows limits of Chinese money
Opinion | Mahathir’s last battle? Malaysia by-election set to test support for former PM’s new Pejuang party

The long-dominant Barisan Nasional coalition is tipped to win, but the vote is also seen as a key indicator of former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad’s enduring appeal among rural Malays.

18 Dec 2020 - 1:04AM

The long-dominant Barisan Nasional coalition is tipped to win, but the vote is also seen as a key indicator of former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad’s enduring appeal among rural Malays.

Mahathir’s last battle? Malaysia by-election set to test support for former PM’s new Pejuang party