Malaysia

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


New measures give Malaysian PM unprecedented security powers

The National Security Council act will give Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak sweeping security powers within designated “security areas” in the country. Presented as an antidote to Islamic extremism, there are concerns it will be used to silence Najib’s critics amid the 1MDB scandal