Professor, Asian Studies – University of Tasmania
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Webinar: Anwar Ibrahim’s long walk to power, and what comes next
After 30 years striving to claim Malaysia’s top job, Anwar Ibrahim became Malaysia’s 10th prime minister on 24 November at a critical time in the history of the country and region.
A landslide to muddy Malaysia's future
The incumbent GPS coalition's overwhelming victory at last weekend's Sarawak state elections indicates an overhaul of Malaysia's federation is underway, says James Chin.
James Chin podcast: State elections and the future of Malaysia’s national politics
This week’s state elections in Malaysia have big implications ahead of national polls expected in the next several months.
Borneo brews another Malaysian reality
Malaysia's Sarawak state goes to the polls this month, in a nation ravaged by the pandemic and political turmoil. James Chin asks, can the Borneo state's contrasting talk of unity show Malaysia a way out of its religious and racialised gloom?
Can Malaysia's new Prime Minister end the political crisis?
On Friday, Malaysia appointed a new Prime Minister, Ismail Sabri Yaakob, following the resignation of Muhyiddin Yassin at the start of the week.But the appointment of the third prime minister in as many years by the King, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah, is not likely to end Malaysia’s rolling political crisis.