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.

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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.

24 Oct 2020 - 2:15PM

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
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.

24 Dec 2019 - 5:53AM

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
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.

24 May 2018 - 7:08PM

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