The Restructuring of the Malaysian Economy

May 24, 2018

Malaysia has once again elected Mahathir Mohamad as prime minister, and the economy is topic of the day. The appointment of 92-year-old Mahathir Mohamad as the prime minister of Malaysia was phenomenal in its own right, but more so in the context of the hope and expectations Malaysians have for...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Assassinating “High-Value” Targets

Apr 24, 2018

Targeted killings are an original way to create value by destroying it. In an article for Al Jazeera examining the process of decision-making behind the killing in Malaysia of Fadi al-Batsh, a Palestinian scientist, journalist Ali Younes compares the methods used by Israel’s Mossad for...

Looking Back at the Asian Financial Crisis

Jul 15, 2017

Twenty years after the Asian financial crisis, it is important to understand the situation from a Malaysian perspective. In July 1997, the Bank of Thailand withdrew from intervening (pegging Thai baht to US dollars) to defend the baht when its foreign reserves effectively dropped to just $7.5...

Malaysia’s Economic Push in Africa

Sep 25, 2015

African nations are turning to Asia for partners in development. Can Malaysia pave the way for an ASEAN-Africa model? With an increasingly heavy investment footprint spanning the length and breadth of the African continent, Malaysia is establishing itself as an important dynamic in the emerging...

Rohingya Refugee Crisis Tests Malaysia

Jul 03, 2015

The Rohingya refugee crisis has become a test for Malaysia’s foreign policy commitment to ASEAN. The Rohingya refugee crisis presents a test of Malaysia’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The most recent agreement by Malaysia and Indonesia to provide...

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