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2021 Floods in Malaysia

Lessons from the floods: What the devastation tells us, and what we can do about it

The recent floods that inundated Malaysia came as a seeming shock to many. But should it have been expected? And, more importantly, what can we learn from the devastation?

2021 Floods in Malaysia
GPS wins 2021 Sarawak State Elections

Sarawak’s Hornbills Sing

GPS has won the 2021 Sarawak state elections by a huge margin. What does that mean for the country’s political landscape?

GPS wins 2021 Sarawak State Elections
Sarawak State Assembly

Sarawak polls: Is it GPS’ race to lose?

This is the home stretch. With under a week to go to the 12th Sarawak elections, analyst JAMES CHIN runs us through the main highlights …

Sarawak State Assembly
Covid-19 and poverty inequality

Poverty inequality and COVID-19

In the history of modern Malaysia, there’s never been a socioeconomic crisis quite like today’s. The pandemic has hit hard and social safety nets have been grossly inadequate. But the struggle for survival among low-income families is not new: Covid-19 simply deepened the income inequality divide.

Covid-19 and poverty inequality
Malacca elections: How Anwar and the Pakatan Harapan legend crumbled

How The Pakatan Harapan legend crumbled in Malacca

No country’s been spared the ravages of Covid-19. But in Malaysia, the pandemic has coincided with political turmoil and arguably the greatest period of instability in the nation’s history. Political analyst Bridget Welsh explores these issues – and more importantly, what can be done to fix them.

Malacca elections: How Anwar and the Pakatan Harapan legend crumbled

Women in danger: Malaysia’s mental health crisis

More Malaysians are committing suicide. Worryingly, far more women are killing themselves than men. Why is this happening?

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