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The 2022 Philippine election: a poll over democracy
Philippine democracy slid back towards authoritarianism under President Rodrigo Duterte. Elections on 9 May will usher in new leadership — Dr Sol Iglesias asks, will the next leader reorient the Philippines towards democracy, or pull the country further towards illiberal rule?
Indonesia’s South China Sea confab: When chin-wagging counts
Indonesia plans to convene a meeting with some of its ASEAN colleagues to discuss the South China Sea. The idea is not new, but this time it might just work, writes Ian Storey.
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?