FAR EAST ASIA CORRESPONDENT — The Malaysian government has begun another crackdown on illegal immigrants, targeting half-a-million people who have fled conflicts in the Southern Philippines, Myanmar and beyond. The move was not unexpected as a roundup is conducted almost annually with mixed results.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — In Malaysia, recent opinion polls indicate Prime Minister Najib Razak’s approval rating is rising after a series of political victories. The prime minister’s political fortunes are fueling speculation he will soon […]
ASIAWATCH — Speculation is rampant as to what impact the ruling in the sodomy case against the opposition leader will have on the fortunes of both his party and Prime Minister Najib Razak’s UMNO. Luke […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Beijing’s claims to nearly all of the South China Sea are now embossed in new Chinese passports and official maps. Chinese leaders and foreign ministry spokespersons insist with increasing truculence that […]