Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad turned 93 on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua

In Mahathir’s Malaysia, no gay rights and no free speech

After gay staffer pressured to resign and writer investigated, the new administration is showing signs it will buckle to pressure from Islamic fundamentalists

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad turned 93 on Tuesday. Photo: Xinhua
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.