Amy Chew is a freelance journalist covering Asia, including the impact of Russia-Ukraine war on the region. She has interviewed world leaders - her most recent was with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky. Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, she was previously staff correspondent of Reuters, Channel News Asia, and The Star newspaper. She has covered regime change in Malaysia, Indonesia, as well as the Arab Spring in Libya and Egypt, giving her unique insights into factors that reshape societies.
Anwar’s victory not the only Malaysian shockwave
A dramatic rise in the Islamist vote in the Muslim-majority country is the biggest outcome of the election.
Malaysia is now in uncharted waters
With an Islamist party now in government agitating for social curbs, the way of life in a secular nation is at stake.
Malaysia’s dangerous racial and religious trajectory
Identity politics has turned inflammatory as Malaysia’s former ruling party tries to claw back support.
Malaysia’s Mahathir has no interest in building a dynasty
Speculation Mukhriz Mahathir could take over from his father is just that – Anwar Ibrahim is anointed.