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Anwar jailing could hurt both opposition and Najib

Author: Yang Razali Kassim, RSIS The jailing of Anwar Ibrahim following a second sodomy conviction could trigger a chain of events that could shake up Malaysian politics. Unlike after his first jailing in 1998, the…

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Some Malaysian inequality measures more equal than others

Author: Hwok-Aun Lee, University of Malaya Is inequality in Malaysia going up or down? Answers differ. Official statistics unambiguously show household income inequality going down in the past decade, but almost everyone seems to think…

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Malaysia’s ASEAN chairmanship priorities all in order

Author: Daniel Wu, Pacific Forum CSIS ASEAN needs a ready and capable steward in 2015 and Malaysia looks to be in the right place at the right time. Malaysia has made clear that realising the…

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Political preference crowding out enterprise in Malaysia

Author: Hwok-Aun Lee, University of Malaya Malaysia’s government-linked companies (GLCs) are, relatively speaking, among the most extensive and powerful in the world in terms of capitalisation, market presence and socio-political mandate. GLCs reportedly comprise 36…

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The tricky economic tasks facing Najib Razak

Author: Shankaran Nambiar, MIER After a year of solid achievement on the economic front, Malaysia’s leaders will face difficult circumstances as they implement reform in 2015. One of the more impressive achievements of the Malaysian…

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Will falling commodity prices bring down Malaysian growth as well?

Author: Nurhisham Hussein, Malaysia World oil prices are falling precipitously. For an oil exporter like Malaysia, that’s definitely bad news. Unless the country can diversify its economy, it may find it difficult to navigate its…

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Managing Malaysia’s education crisis

Author: M Niaz Asadullah, University of Malaya The Malaysian government should look to civil society for support in strengthening the nation’s education system. Evidence can be seen in the 2014 UNESCO Global Monitoring Report on…

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