FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — As the bloodshed escalates in the East Malaysian state of Sabah, more troops are being dispatched, piling pressure on Prime Minister Najib Razak. There is, however, a political silver lining in this situation: Najib could use the conflict to his benefit by declaring a state of emergency, which in turn could allow for Malaysia’s polls to be delayed until June.
FAR EAST ASIA CORRESPONDENT — Allegations of dirty tricks have emerged in the campaigns for the May 5 Malaysian elections after a number of websites were hacked and broadcasts by radio stations were apparently jammed. […]
PHOTO FEATURE by Luke Hunt PALAU GAYA, Malaysia — In the shallow waters off the coast of the Kota Kinabalu in the Malaysian state of Sabah in northern Borneo, about 30,000 Philippine migrants have built […]
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 […]