With the US election finally over and President-elect Joseph Biden set to enter the oval office, leaders across Southeast Asia have turned to what the next four years may hold for relations with the embattled superpower.
Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim says he has enough support to form a new government. Whether or not he can wrest power from incumbent Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, Malaysia is poised for more political turmoil.
There are already alarming signs of deteriorating media freedoms under Malaysia’s new government. In the country’s contentious political landscape, parties and leaders show little concern for freedom of the press.
With Malaysia’s current government facing a serious challenge of legitimacy, a snap election could be around the corner.
With Malaysian general elections potentially taking place later this year, the person in the spotlight will undoubtedly be Prime Minister Najib Razak. How has his leadership shaped Malaysia, and who are his potential opponents for the seat of Prime Minister?
Against the backdrop of wave after wave of corruption scandals and rising opposition in Malaysia, Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak seems – paradoxically – more securely entrenched than ever.
The Malaysian opposition needs a leader. And fast. With talk of a general election on the horizon several candidates are jostling for precedence – none of them a sure bet.
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailAs Najib and the UMNO seek to root out their critics they are leaving new enemies in their wake. Of these emerging challengers Muhyiddin and…
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailBy Zofia Reych Until recently, we thought Najib Razak was Malaysia’s only choice. Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad had lost his influential position, and Najib’s…
Facebook0TwitterReddit0LinkedinemailBy Holly Reeves In the house of cards around the 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) scandal, the players are rapidly falling from grace. But as the…