FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has finally ended the speculation and dissolved parliament ahead of an election that should be held within a matter of weeks. Given the nature of politics within a nation divided by ethnicity and religion, the outcome of this poll is far from certain.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The government and the People’s Action Party (PAP) in Singapore have been experiencing a rough patch. An unprecedented slump in popularity and a growing chorus of complaints about life in Southeast […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — It’s on again. Malaysia and Indonesia are squaring-off over another cultural dispute amid violent protests outside the Malaysian embassy in Jakarta, where eggs were thrown, flags burned and the use of a […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Prime Minister Minister Julia Gillard says she will take seriously advice from an expert panel looking at the asylum-seeker issue, even if it recommends dumping her government’s Malaysian people swap deal. […]