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On Reflection | Najib’s the election favourite, but is there a Malay tsunami coming?

Pollsters who predict a win for the ruling Barisan Nasional in the Malaysian election may have failed to capture the psychology of the Malays, who have lost patience with their government as a feeling of aib – shame – sets in.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Pollsters who predict a win for the ruling Barisan Nasional in the Malaysian election may have failed to capture the psychology of the Malays, who have lost patience with their government as a feeling of aib – shame – sets in.

Najib’s the election favourite, but is there a Malay tsunami coming?
Asian Angle | Why are foreign leaders snubbing Najib ahead of Malaysia’s election?

Friends from abroad just don’t seem as friendly as they once were for the Malaysian prime minister.

20 Jul 2018 - 8:47PM

Friends from abroad just don’t seem as friendly as they once were for the Malaysian prime minister.

Why are foreign leaders snubbing Najib ahead of Malaysia’s election?
Asian Angle | The trillion-ringgit puzzle in the Malaysian election

For the first time in decades, national debt has become a topic of contention in Malaysia – and voters must decide who will lead them out of the crisis before it becomes crippling.

30 Mar 2018 - 1:02PM

For the first time in decades, national debt has become a topic of contention in Malaysia – and voters must decide who will lead them out of the crisis before it becomes crippling.

The trillion-ringgit puzzle in the Malaysian election
At 92, does Mahathir have enough left in him to defeat Najib and stun Malaysia?

The opposition is hoping the former prime minister can win over rural Malays and pull off an upset in the upcoming election.

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

The opposition is hoping the former prime minister can win over rural Malays and pull off an upset in the upcoming election.

At 92, does Mahathir have enough left in him to defeat Najib and stun Malaysia?
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