The protest comes amid public outrage over what has been described as a betrayal of PM Anwar Ibrahim’s reform promises and anti-corruption pledge.
The decision to drop corruption charges against Deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi sparked criticism that the move is a betrayal of PM Anwar’s reform agenda.
Some 86 per cent of Malaysians said they are in favour of making sharia regulations official law. In Indonesia, nearly two out of three people surveyed were in favour of implementing Islamic regulations over the current secular laws.
PM Anwar Ibrahim says poverty eradication, boosting exports of services and establishing an economy driven by the halal industry are key to his economic plans.
Discontinuing the four-year trial against Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi ‘was the beginning of normalising corruption’, Muda President Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman said.
There are also signs of discontent in Anwar’s PH party as he tries to woo the Malay community – Najib’s allies – that mostly had gone for the opposition.
The high court’s move to drop Deputy PM Ahmad Zahid Hamidi’s embezzlement charges has put the credibility of PM Anwar Ibrahim’s reform agenda in doubt.
The 98-year-old former prime minister hit out at what he characterised as the unwillingness of non-Malays to assimilate, as he accused current leader Anwar Ibrahim of wanting ‘to give this country away to outsiders’.
Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim faces a delicate task of seeking the support of the Malay majority while easing the concerns of non-Muslims amid fears of a tilt to the right.
Anwar appealed to Malaysians not to let their differences ruin the country, warning that powerful nations have collapsed not just due to mismanagement or corruption but because they “played with fires of ethnic and religious fanaticism.”
Zulkiflee Anwar Haque was almost imprisoned for satirising figures including former leader Najib Razak. Now he’s turned his gaze elsewhere, with his film about PM Anwar Ibrahim bringing its own set of challenges.
Malaysia’s prime minister said in an interview that he was ‘not discounting the possibility’ of a fresh lawsuit against the Wall Street firm for its role in the multibillion-dollar scandal.
Activists say LGBTQ people face increasing scrutiny and discrimination under PM Anwar Ibrahim, despite his reputation as a progressive reformer.
Muda lost all 19 seats it contested and also fell behind Malaysia’s ageing stalwarts in the battle for influence on TikTok.
Political leaders in Southeast Asia‘s biggest Muslim-majority nations are realising that the battle for the hearts and minds of voters is shifting, and religious conservatism is gaining ground.
Early unofficial counts indicated voting trends going along initial forecasts, with the incumbent governments expected to retain power.
PM Anwar Ibrahim is hoping the Malay-Muslim majority has not deserted his unity government, even as the opposition Perikatan Nasional gains ground in voter outreach.
The ban on the Swiss watchmaker’s products comes three months after Malaysia confiscated more than 160 rainbow-coloured watches from its “Pride collection”.
TikTok, used by an estimated half of Malaysians, is a connection point in the Malay heartlands to culture wars and criticism of Anwar’s government.
Malaysia’s federal government will remain intact regardless of the outcome of state polls, but poor results for PM Anwar Ibrahim’s administration will cause a prolonged period of political instability, DAP’s Anthony Loke told This Week in Asia.
Attorney general removes Deputy Public Prosecutor Raja Rozela Raja Toran from the case based on her April application for early retirement.
Tesla did not ‘snub’ Indonesia for Malaysia’s political stability, say analysts who point to Indonesia’s weak environmental social governance practices.
Results of the Selangor contest could carry weighty consequences for Anwar’s unity government, with Malays making up 60 per cent of voters.