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Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan to visit Malaysia

The visit underscores Singapore’s close ties with Malaysia.

Interactive: How a divided Malaysia gave rise to Perikatan Nasional’s ‘teal tsunami’

What were the factors that led to Malaysia’s first-ever hung Parliament and unity government?


Can the new Pakatan Harapan government take the politics out of Malaysia Inc?

Post-election activity on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange tells a depressingly familiar story: Companies are continuing to be rewarded or punished because of their political connections.

Much expected of new KL govt

Malaysia has a new government, and it is pressing the reset button. The second Mahathir Mohamad administration promises a leaner, meaner Cabinet, a rebuild of institutions, and a rethink of the tax and subsidies regime.

New KL govt should not jettison economic policies that worked

Malaysians can congratulate themselves for producing, through the ballot box, the political earthquake that has defeated the Barisan Nasional and unseated the unpopular prime minister Najib Razak.

It is a Mahathir tsunami

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) It has been a rollercoaster week in politics.

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Malaysia election: Hot seats to watch

Campaigning has officially begun for the May 9 general election after a record 2,333 candidates were certified to contest 222 parliamentary seats and 505 state seats. 

Malaysia elections: A look at the main political parties

Malaysia's upcoming elections will see fresh faces, with splinter groups from both ruling faction Umno and opposition party PAS, joining the fray. Here's a guide to the parties contesting.


10 power brokers in Malaysia's new political landscape

PM-in-waiting pulls the strings in ruling coalition's largest party

What's next for former Malaysia PM Najib Razak?

The campaigning started buoyantly enough for Mr Najib Razak, but things took a downward spiral.