Tag: Malaysia

Brazil’s Broken Presidential System: An Extremist Like Bolsonaro Would Not Have Won in a Parliamentary Democracy

Jair Bolsonaro – a true extremist  Asia woke up and Europe went to sleep with the news that South America’s largest nation had just elected Jair Bolsonaro as the new Brazilian President after round two of elections on the 28th of October. Bolsonaro had a commanding plurality of votes in the first […]

Mahathir’s Anti-Corruption Drive in Malaysia Serves as a Model For Naya Pakistan

Today, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with six counts of criminal breach of trust over his embezzlement of $1.59 billion worth of public funds. Simultaneous to this, Najib’s Treasury Chief  Irwan Serigar Abdullah was also charged with criminal breach of trust. This comes as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad vows to […]

The Handshake That Changed The World: Duterte and Xi’s Healthy Relations Have Led to The First ASEAN-Chinese Joint Military Exercises

The importance of a single moment in history is not always immediately clear directly after it has occurred. Sometimes it takes months or even years for the significance of any particular event to be realised. But in the case of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China in October of […]

Harvard’s Anti-Asian Race Scandal is a Helpful Reminder of How Lee Kuan Yew Got it Right

When modern Malaysia was formed in 1963 as a union between The Federation of Malaya, Singapore, Sarawak and North Borneo, the multicultural and geographically non-contiguous state had a rich cultural heritage at its disposal in order to help define its modern statehood. However, both internal and external pressures made it so […]

Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim Re-Enters Parliament Thus Completing His Political Rehabilitation

Anwar Ibrahim’s personal political history as well as his history with veteran Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is more intriguing that most works of fiction. After becoming Prime Minister for the first time in 1983, Mahathir Mohamad ushered in an economic boom in Malaysia that is crediting with bringing the country […]

The History of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore With George Galloway And Adam Garrie

Eurasia Future is delighted to share this week’s episode of The History Boys. George Galloway and Adam Garrie present an in-depth discussion of the founding, fortunes and destinies of three south east Asian nations whose history was very much intertwined. Brand new #TheHistoryBoys: ‘Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore: A Collision of […]