Malaysia

Bersih and the battle to unseat Najib Razak

For the past decade, Malaysian protest movement Bersih has been demanding sweeping political change. But Prime Minister Najib Razak is unlikely to feel threatened as long as the country’s opposition remains weak and fragmented Who is ‘Malaysian Official 1’? The question has been on the minds of many in Malaysia since July, when a lawsuit


With new budget, can Najib save his reputation?

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is facing pressure over the state of the economy and international criticism over corruption allegations, appears to be using social welfare programmes in the government’s 2017 budget as a means to improve his tarnished reputation. However, the measures might be too little, too late


Khairy Jamaluddin: “badass” Malaysian cabinet minister and Men’s Health cover model

Described variously as a “rebel”, a “badass” and even a “revolutionary”, Khairy Jamaluddin is something of a one-off in Malaysian politics. The minister for youth and sports might just be the ruling coalition’s intermediary to the younger generation, and here he discusses identity politics, the nation’s embattled prime minister and whether he might one day