Tag: Malaysia

Plan to Drop Charges Against Najib Stepson Stokes Outrage in Malaysia

The controversy over Riza comes amidst great political uncertainty in Malaysia, with anybody’s guess how long the current prime minister Muhyiddin will remain in power.

/ May 20, 2020

The Dark Horse in the Race: Muhyiddin Yassin and the Rise of ‘Old Malaysia’

it is highly likely that Muhyiddin will prioritize political survival over policy reforms. The reform agenda of the PH government will take a back seat to policies aimed at strengthening the Malay political and economic position. As such, we are likely to see a return to the 'Old Malaysia' days of BN.

/ March 5, 2020

Malaysia’s New Perikatan Nasional Government: A Return of Barisan Nasional Policies?

Barisan Nasional's leader Muhyiddin Yassin, spent most of his political career with BN and up to his removal in 2015 was Najib’s Deputy Prime Minister. Known as a stable establishment figure, he may be most comfortable executing the staid, time-tested staple of policies that allowed Barisan to survive for more than 50 years since independence.

/ March 2, 2020
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REPATRIATION of PRAPHAN PIPITHNAMPORN to THAILAND: FORSEA’s CONCERN

FORSEA joins Parti Sosialis Malaysis in expressing concern about the arrest and repatriation of a Thai dissident, from Malaysia to Thailand, to possibly face persecution for her political views.

/ May 15, 2019
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CONFERENCE CELEBRATING DEMOCRACY IN MALAYSIA

Three generations of rights activists, democrats and artists from across Southeast Asia to gather in Kuala Lumpur, February 13 to 17, 2019, to celebrate Malaysia’s democratic revival and promote democracy and human rights for all.

/ February 12, 2019
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NEWS ON THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF FORSEA

On February 16, 2019 at FORSEA’s official launch in Kuala Lumpur, we will welcome the reformist Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad as keynote speaker, and there will be pre-recorded remarks on democracy, human rights and international politics by Noam Chomsky.

/ February 2, 2019
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OF KING, SEX, & ABDICATION

Sultan Mohammad V could have diffused the controversy if he had taken the path of another Constitutional Monarch, England’s King Edward VIII who abdicated in 1936 and walked into the horizon for “love.”

/ January 12, 2019
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FORSEA’s VIEW: MALAYSIA AS A BEACON FOR CHANGE

"The most important things that Tun Mahathir brought about through the victory is this positiveness and aspiration for a freer Society"

/ December 8, 2018