Wong Chin-Huat

Wong Chin-Huat

Professor Wong Chin Huat is a political scientist at Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development (JSC), Sunway University, Malaysia. He specialises in political institutions and group conflicts.

Latest from Wong Chin-Huat

Opinion | Does Malaysia’s opposition need a new leader or a new direction?

Anwar Ibrahim can be a bridge to a better future. If he is unwilling, he should be removed, but a change will be pointless if his replacement cannot address the old problems.

Anwar Ibrahim can be a bridge to a better future. If he is unwilling, he should be removed, but a change will be pointless if his replacement cannot address the old problems.

Does Malaysia’s opposition need a new leader or a new direction?
2 Sep 2021 - 4:29PM
Opinion | Can Malaysia’s new prime minister end political instability?

Ismail Sabri Yaakob looks set to succeed Muhyiddin Yassin, but he has a slim majority and was part of the government criticised over its pandemic response.

Ismail Sabri Yaakob looks set to succeed Muhyiddin Yassin, but he has a slim majority and was part of the government criticised over its pandemic response.

Can Malaysia’s new prime minister end political instability?
20 Aug 2021 - 7:57PM
Opinion | Why Malaysia needs a ‘confidence and supply’ government, not a state of emergency

Of the options open to PM Muhyiddin Yassin, forging an agreement with Pakatan Harapan is the least likely to trigger protests, market panic and his own ousting, argues Wong Chin Huat.

Of the options open to PM Muhyiddin Yassin, forging an agreement with Pakatan Harapan is the least likely to trigger protests, market panic and his own ousting, argues Wong Chin Huat.

Why Malaysia needs a ‘confidence and supply’ government, not a state of emergency
18 Dec 2020 - 12:48AM
Opinion | To win over Hong Kong and Taiwan, Xi’s China must break a 2,000-year tradition

Far from enabling China’s peaceful reunification, ‘one country, two systems’ is undermining it. There is one fundamental reason for this: in more than 2,000 years, the Chinese state hasn’t been able to manage intergovernmental conflict.

Far from enabling China’s peaceful reunification, ‘one country, two systems’ is undermining it. There is one fundamental reason for this: in more than 2,000 years, the Chinese state hasn’t been able to manage intergovernmental conflict.

To win over Hong Kong and Taiwan, Xi’s China must break a 2,000-year tradition
24 Dec 2019 - 5:53AM
Malaysia’s Mahathir must embrace political reform to empower minority voices

Malaysia’s ‘first-past-the-post’ system keeps minority voices from being heard, and the new government should embrace a proportional system that discourages extremism.

Malaysia’s ‘first-past-the-post’ system keeps minority voices from being heard, and the new government should embrace a proportional system that discourages extremism.

Malaysia’s Mahathir must embrace political reform to empower minority voices
24 May 2018 - 7:08PM