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.
A dramatic rise in the Islamist vote in the Muslim-majority country is the biggest outcome of the election.
With an Islamist party now in government agitating for social curbs, the way of life in a secular nation is at stake.
Identity politics has turned inflammatory as Malaysia’s former ruling party tries to claw back support.
Speculation Mukhriz Mahathir could take over from his father is just that – Anwar Ibrahim is anointed.