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CrisisWatch Malaysia

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Authorities reported seven Malaysian men suspected of being part of Islamic State (ISIS) cell planning terrorist attacks arrested between late Feb and mid-March in operations in Johor state (south), and one Filipino terror suspect arrested in Sabah (east). Ahead of general election due by 24 Aug, parliament approved controversial legislation redrawing some constituency boundaries, prompting protests and outcry from opposition, who said move would favour ruling Barisan Nasional coalition.

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Malaysia’s Coming Election: Beyond Communalism?

Malaysia’s Coming Election: Beyond Communalism?

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Report / Asia

Malaysia’s Coming Election: Beyond Communalism?

Demographic and social change, easing of authoritarian controls, a growing civil society and economic uncertainty are shaking the communal foundations of Malaysian politics and making the outcome of its coming election unusually unpredictable.

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Op-Ed / Asia

Noor Din M. Top, JI, dan Al-Qaidah

Originally published in Tempo