Friday 18 Aug 2017 | 11:19 | SYDNEY
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  • 18 Aug 2017 09:55

    Perfidious New Zealand

    The thing that puts New Zealand on the world map is rugby, and New Zealanders will do everything in their power to retain their rugby primacy.

  • 18 Aug 2017 09:35

    How India and the US can lead in the Indo-Pacific

    The stakes – who gets to construct the legal, economic, and military architecture of an integrated Indo-Pacific region – are enormous. Without bold policy from the US and India, the answer will be China.

  • 18 Aug 2017 08:23

    Will the PNG election ever end?

    The count in the final undeclared seat in Papua New Guinea’s 2017 national elections has resumed – more than five weeks after polling was supposed to end.

Malaysia tolerant reputation troubled reality

The recent vandalisation of a string of Christian churches in Malaysia has, again, focussed attention on the challenges of communal politics in modern Malaysia. At the Wednesday Lowy Lunch on 10 February, Barry Wain discussed how these attacks reflect a deep crisis at the heart of Malaysian politics today and how this crisis developed during the 22-year rule of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and since his retirement in 2003.

Barry Wain, author of the recently released 'Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times', is Writer-in-Residence at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies in Singapore.


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