Malaysia

Time for leadership and engagement in Malaysian Studies in Australia

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Australia needs to look beyond Malaysia’s current political impasse and engage more widely with an important neighbour For some time now, Malaysia watchers in Australia have focused much of their attention on the potential for the 1MDB crisis, and the 2013 election result before it, to unseat UMNO president and Barisan Nasional prime minister Najib […]

Malaysia

Missing aircraft flies into the turbulence of Malaysian politics

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The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, writes AMRITA MALHI,  has become enmired in Malaysian politics. On Saturday 8 March, Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared. The same weekend that the aircraft was reported missing, MP and opposition leader for the People’s Alliance coalition, Anwar Ibrahim, was sentenced to a second prison term for sodomy by […]