Malaysia’s new electoral democracy is not going anywhere soon, despite the flimsiness of the unity government and the potent challenge posed by its opposition.
Malaysia’s opposition recently accused an interfaith initiative by the Ministry of Youth and Sports of attempting to evangelise Muslim youth. Notably, JAIS and MAIS also aligned themselves against this initiative. With this mix, what does it mean for Malaysia and the current government?
The devastating earthquakes that struck Turkey in February 2023 exacerbated the country’s economic problems and a posed political conundrum on the embattled President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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The formation of Malaysia’s unity government once again ushered in the winds of change. A new co-partnership model must be adopted for Malaysia’s higher education institutions to allow tertiary education to thrive on academic excellence and free from political or administrative hurdles.
The 15th General Election (GE15) witnessed Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) emerging as the biggest winner after capturing 49 seats, the largest bloc by a single party in the parliament. An assessment on the rise of the Islamist party is necessary to measure how PAS’ success has changed Malaysia’s political landscape.
In the campaign period of GE15, PAS and other right-wing groups successfully exploited the Malay Muslim insecurity. Following PAS’ spectacular showing in the election, the challenge to Malaysia ahead is not only about the growth of Islamism, but also the rise of right-wing Malay Muslim majoritarianism.
This article traces the seeds of the protracted political crisis in Malaysia and various developments that took place in the last three years while also providing an analysis on post-GE15 events.
Recent statistics call for various interventions for mental health issues in Malaysia. Unfortunately, there is no official subject, guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), or training when it comes to mental health for first responders. This may consequently lead to negative experiences faced by those with mental health problems in times of crisis. Could this be mitigated with an early introduction to mental health?
The appointment of Anwar Ibrahim as Malaysia’s 10th Prime Minister may end last week’s unprecedented political instability but it is no by means a termination point of Malaysia’s political drama. Facing challenges from inside and outside his unity government, Anwar Ibrahim has no time to enjoy his government’s honeymoon period.