Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo: Reuters Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo: Reuters
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo: Reuters
Sophie Lemière
Opinion

Opinion

Sophie Lemière

In Malaysia and Tunisia alike, young democracies are being destabilised by dysfunctional leadership

  • In Malaysia, the state of emergency appears to be coming to an end, as announced last week during a special session of parliament
  • In Tunisia, the turmoil may be just beginning after President Kais Saied’s recent power grab, which critics have described as a coup d’état

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo: Reuters Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo: Reuters
Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin. Photo: Reuters
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Sophie Lemière

Sophie Lemière

Sophie Lemière is a Visiting Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, University of Nottingham, Malaysia. She is also Adjunct Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC and runs a political consulting firm based in Kuala Lumpur.