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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (4): 755–777.
Published: 05 August 2020
...Maren Koss A powerful pro-Palestinian transnational advocacy network has emerged in Malaysia since the Gaza war of 2008–09. Taking the cooperation between the Palestinian Cultural Organization Malaysia, the Islamist Hamas, and the United Malays National Organisation as an example, I analyze the...
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Asian Survey (2020) 60 (1): 100–108.
Published: 01 February 2020
... Malaysian people getting accustomed to a two-party coalition system. In a chaotic year of party-political and electoral fatigue, social discontent, and economic slowdown, Malaysia endured its domestic troubles to remain a stable country. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020...
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Asian Survey (2019) 59 (6): 959–977.
Published: 01 December 2019
...James Chin; Taufiq Tanasaldy In the late twentieth century, the Chinese communities in Indonesia and Malaysia were politically repressed. But recent events have prompted optimism that the Chinese communities in both countries could move forward and claim their rightful place as equal citizens. But...
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Asian Survey (2019) 59 (3): 500–520.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Abdul Rashid Moten In the 14th general election in Malaysia, the opposition coalition overturned the ruling coalition’s entrenched incumbency of over six decades. The ruling coalition suffered from a legitimacy deficit and corruption scandals. The election witnessed four coalitions of parties, but...
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Asian Survey (2019) 59 (1): 147–155.
Published: 01 February 2019
... defeated by his political nemesis, Mahathir Mohamad. Malaysia’s economy was stable but sluggish, growing slower than expected in 2018. © 2019 by The Regents of the University of California 2019 general election Mahathir Najib 1MDB scandal economic sluggishness foreign policy readjustment...
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Asian Survey (2012) 52 (5): 900–923.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Ahmad Fauzi Abdul Hamid; Muhamad Takiyuddin Ismail This article argues that calls for the reassertion of royal power in Malaysia pre-dated the historic twelfth general elections of 2008. The erosion of UMNO’s hegemony accelerated the revival of the monarchy. Ironically, an institution strongly...
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Asian Survey (2018) 58 (1): 174–180.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Anthony Milner The Najib government continued to consolidate its political hold on Malaysia in 2017. Various factors, including a moderately improved economic situation and a relatively generous 2018 budget, suggested that it had good prospects for winning the next election, to be held at the...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (3): 548–570.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Muhamad Takiyuddin Ismail; Abdul Muein Abadi Germany is one of the major democracy promoters in Malaysia. Contrary to popular opinion, most of Germany’s democracy assistance is “regime-compatible.” By focusing on the role played by Germany’s political foundations, this article argues that the...
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Asian Survey (2017) 57 (1): 173–179.
Published: 01 February 2017
... institutions and economy. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 1MDB patronage politics ethnic relations China policy Islamic moderation ANTHONY MILNER Malaysia in 2016 Sharpening Political Fault Lines ABSTRACT In 2016 Prime Minister Najib overcame challenges that many...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (5): 833–858.
Published: 01 October 2016
..., tied to the same congruence, offer no strategic gains to alter the status quo. © 2016 by the Regents of the University of California 2016 Malaysia democracy ethnocentrism power Islamization AJAY RAINA Why There Are No Partisan Turnovers in Malaysia A Perspective ABSTRACT This paper...
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Asian Survey (2007) 47 (3): 505–519.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Fumitaka Furuoka This article analyzes Malaysia-Japan relations under the Mahathir administration, focusing on two case studies, the ““Look East”” policy and Japanese direct investment in Malaysia. As the case studies suggest, Mahathir's policies were first and foremost dictated by his nationalism...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (3): 415–441.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Dominik M. Müller Brunei and Malaysia are promoting the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration but enforce a brand of Islamic law that systematically violates it. The paradoxical ways in which policymakers are navigating between the two, and the empirical realities of Islamic governance, impede the project...
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Asian Survey (2016) 56 (1): 101–107.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Poh Ping Lee The government of Najib Razak in Malaysia came increasingly under siege in 2015 from within his party, the opposition, and many NGOs. Najib managed to survive, but his hold on power is not solid. Meanwhile, Malaysia’s chairmanship of ASEAN was uneventful, relations with U.S. and China...
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Asian Survey (2015) 55 (1): 192–199.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Lee Poh Ping The year 2014 saw four significant developments in Malaysia: the mishandling of the missing flight MH 370 jetliner; rejection of the use of the term “Allah” in a Malay-language Christian publication; an anti-sedition blitz; and the resignation of the Selangor chief minister. However...
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Asian Survey (2014) 54 (4): 801–823.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Liu Yangyue This paper examines how Internet control strategy in Malaysia was shaped by particular forms of online political contention and by a well-coordinated online civil society. It also traces the shift of this strategy to more covert means in the 2011 Sarawak State election. © 2014 by the...
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Asian Survey (2014) 54 (1): 56–63.
Published: 01 February 2014
...William Case The most important event to take place in Malaysia during 2013 was its general election. The incumbent National Front government was returned to power, though with less than a majority of the popular vote. The government then rewarded Malay supporters with new affirmative action...
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Asian Survey (2013) 53 (1): 134–141.
Published: 01 February 2013
...William Case During 2012, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak undertook a number of political and economic reforms. At the same time, his rival, former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, was found not guilty of sexual misconduct charges. However, major corruption scandals continued to break...
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Asian Survey (2012) 52 (6): 1043–1066.
Published: 01 December 2012
...Ravichandran Moorthy; Guido Benny The formulation “ASEAN Community” has been criticized for being too elitist and lacking serious efforts to solicit public opinion. This article examines how the people in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore view the concept of “community building” and the obstacles...
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Asian Survey (2012) 52 (1): 165–175.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Michael O'Shannassy Ethno-religious controversies, noisy demands for political change, and growing concerns over the slow pace of crucial economic reforms all served to highlight Malaysia's constantly shifting sociopolitical terrain in 2011. With the prospect of an early general election, it...
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Asian Survey (2011) 51 (1): 173–185.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Michael O'Shannassy Malaysia in 2010 was best characterized by the efforts of the governing coalition to balance the "old" politics of communalism and patronage with a "new" political landscape focused on greater sociopolitical and economic inclusivity. However, it still remains unclear if this...