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Malaysia: A Time of Political Contradictions
Malaysia’s latest electoral test reveals a country torn between old authoritarian instincts, imbued with ethno-religious undercurrents, and aspirations for a thriving modern democracy – which tendency will triumph is yet to be determined, writes Bridget Welsh.
Asialink Webinar Series: Anwar's States of the Nation: six elections, one future?
Elections in six Malaysian states on 12 August are being billed as a referendum on Anwar Ibrahim's leadership less than a year after he led a federal unity government to power.
One Year In, Marcos Jr. Struggles to Govern
After a landslide election win, Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. has struggled to live up to the hype in his first year in power, write Cleve V. Arguelles and Jose Miguelito Enriquez.
Thailand’s Quest for a New Prime Minister
Thailand’s prolonged quest for a new prime minister is a test of the country’s cohesion and talent for political compromise, writes Siripan Nogsuan Sawasdee.
Asialink Webinar Series: The Future of Pragmatism in Cambodia: Election Analysis
On 23 July, general elections were held in Cambodia to elect members of the National Assembly.This year's elections are ambiguous in nature, with many people asking 'how could these elections create change?' After the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party, the main opposition party in 2017, many have claimed that voting has simply become a sign of loyalty to the Cambodian People's Party (CPP). The CPP is current led by Prime Minister Hun Sen, who assumed this position in 1984, making him one of the world's longest serving leaders.