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Asian Angle | It’s time Malaysia had a law against party-hopping

Politicking was supposed to be suspended during the state of emergency. Instead, MPs are crossing over like it’s a game of musical chairs, writes Norshahril Saat.

Politicking was supposed to be suspended during the state of emergency. Instead, MPs are crossing over like it’s a game of musical chairs, writes Norshahril Saat.

It’s time Malaysia had a law against party-hopping
2 Mar 2021 - 11:31AM
Opinion | Mahathir’s Pejuang lost the Slim by-election but it’s Muhyiddin’s Bersatu that’s feeling the heat

The 95-year-old’s new party was trounced in a Perak state assembly election but it doesn’t mean Perikatan Nasional is secure, for the outcome revealed how Umno does not need Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s Bersatu.

The 95-year-old’s new party was trounced in a Perak state assembly election but it doesn’t mean Perikatan Nasional is secure, for the outcome revealed how Umno does not need Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s Bersatu.

Mahathir’s Pejuang lost the Slim by-election but it’s Muhyiddin’s Bersatu that’s feeling the heat
31 Aug 2020 - 7:00PM
Opinion | Malaysia’s ‘Malay-first but multiracial’ winning formula in politics faces test

Even as there is a set path to electoral dominance, those in power must pay attention to young Malaysians’ ideals of meritocracy and multiculturalism.

Even as there is a set path to electoral dominance, those in power must pay attention to young Malaysians’ ideals of meritocracy and multiculturalism.

Malaysia’s ‘Malay-first but multiracial’ winning formula in politics faces test
26 Jun 2020 - 11:34AM
Asian Angle | Jokowi’s tough coronavirus choice: lock down Indonesia or let millions earn a living

At the crux of the Indonesian leader’s dilemma is that the government would have to provide food and medicine for millions amid a shutdown, further straining resources.

At the crux of the Indonesian leader’s dilemma is that the government would have to provide food and medicine for millions amid a shutdown, further straining resources.

Jokowi’s tough coronavirus choice: lock down Indonesia or let millions earn a living
21 Apr 2020 - 3:48PM
Opinion | Umno, PAS, Pakatan Harapan: in Malaysian politics, it’s hard to tell friend from foe

lliances in the country’s political arena are in a constant state of flux, as politicians are pragmatic about keeping or attaining power.

lliances in the country’s political arena are in a constant state of flux, as politicians are pragmatic about keeping or attaining power.

Umno, PAS, Pakatan Harapan: in Malaysian politics, it’s hard to tell friend from foe
15 Feb 2020 - 9:51PM
‘New Balis’, Islam, and moving the capital: Indonesia’s Luhut Pandjaitan on Jokowi’s challenges

Luhut Pandjaitan, a trusted aide of the Indonesian president and his point man on China affairs, says Jakarta’s biggest task is luring foreign investors who can give the country a leg-up in technological development.

Luhut Pandjaitan, a trusted aide of the Indonesian president and his point man on China affairs, says Jakarta’s biggest task is luring foreign investors who can give the country a leg-up in technological development.

‘New Balis’, Islam, and moving the capital: Indonesia’s Luhut Pandjaitan on Jokowi’s challenges
6 Dec 2019 - 5:50PM
Opinion | What Mahathir’s call for Malay unity means for Pakatan Harapan – and the opposition

The Malaysian prime minister’s urging of Malays to join the party he currently leads not only caught opposition parties by surprise, but also his partners in government.

The Malaysian prime minister’s urging of Malays to join the party he currently leads not only caught opposition parties by surprise, but also his partners in government.

What Mahathir’s call for Malay unity means for Pakatan Harapan – and the opposition
23 Jul 2019 - 10:58AM