Norman Goh is an independent journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, and he produces the weekly political podcast "Bicara Minggu Ini". He follows Malaysian politics and current affairs, focusing on East Malaysian socio-political issues.
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The organisers estimated that up to 8,000 medical professionals took part in the industrial action, returning to their work stations afterwards.
Thousands of medics have planned to take part in an industrial action on Monday to express their discontent with a contract system they say is unfair.
A clampdown on ‘illegal’ durian farmers in Pahang state shows the fraught land politics at play in the country’s increasingly lucrative Musang King industry, observers say.
As one economist has put it: “We’re going to become a very unequal society.”
The #benderaputih campaign is the clearest sign yet of the economic despair that hundreds of thousands of Malaysia’s lower income families now live under, community organisers say.
Online disinformation has left many elderly too afraid to get jabbed and is fuelling ‘vaccine choosiness’, with many preferring China’s Sinovac over Pfizer.
The country’s sultans are set to convene on Wednesday in a special meeting, with analysts believing they are likely to state a preference for parliament to be reconvened
Political heavyweight Nurul Izzah Anwar’s withdrawal of support for the BiodiverCity scheme has given activists hope that it is not the fait accompli they feared.
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is under pressure not just from the country’s opposition, but also from forces within his own party such as Najib.
Ain Husniza called out her teacher after he cracked a rape joke, sparking a national conversation on sexism in Malaysia.
Abdul Hamid Bador accused Malaysia’s home minister of using the police force’s secretive Special Branch for ‘political purposes’.
Experts say this allays public concerns over side-effects like blood clots, but others say this could damage trust in vaccines and undermine global vaccination efforts.
Internal conflicts among Southeast Asian countries that are party to the dispute weaken the negotiations with Beijing, analysts say.
AirAsia wants to become ‘more than an airline’, eyeing plans for fresh grocery air taxis to drone delivery services.
Influential youth chief Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki has dismissed talk of fission, though there is a faction still loyal to the prime minister.
The action was called ‘puzzling’, and one that could ‘seriously damage efforts to improve ties between the US and the North’.
Science minister Khairy Jamaluddin, who heads the programme, took the Sinovac vaccine live on air to allay concerns about its efficacy and safety.
Analysts say the ruling is unlikely to close the chapter in a saga that has run for more than a decade, with conservative Muslim groups already challenging it.