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Pan Malaysian Islamic Party – democratic Islamists, or illiberal ethno-nationalists?

Pan Malaysian Islamic Party – democratic Islamists, or illiberal ethno-nationalists?

When PAS won state elections in Kelantan and Terangganu in 1959 it was the first time an Islamist political party anywhere in the world had won office in a democratic election. Since then it has continued to dominate Kelantan government, and established itself as the second most important Malay political party after the ruling UMNO.

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BFM: The Business Station - Podcast Night School: Mahua Literature

Mahua literature in the spotlight

Malaysian Chinese literature is undergoing a new renaissance. ANU Malaysia Institute postdoctorate fellow, Dr Ying Xin Show, discusses the recent global attention that Mahua literature has been receiving in an interview about her research on BFM radio.

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Orang Asli in Malaysia image by Bart Van den Bosch

The Orang Asli – Malaysia’s neglected Indigenes?

This podcast features a talk by Advocate and Solicitor, High Court of Malaya - Dr Yogeswaran Subramaniam, on the Orang Asli in Malaysia. The seminar is moderated by ANU Malaysia Institute's Dr John Funston.

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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia's electoral tsunami and aftermath

This podcast features a talk by Dr Lim Teck Ghee on Malaysia's electoral tsunami and aftermath. The seminar is moderated by ANU Malaysia Institute's Dr John Funston.

Lim Teck Ghee’s career has straddled academia, civil society and international development organisations.

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2018 Malaysia Update - Communal and human rights issues in new Malaysia and closing remarks

2018 Malaysia Update Day 2:

Panel 4 Communal and human rights issues in new Malaysia

Chaired by Virginia Hooker (ANU)

> Hew Wai Weng (Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) : Spectrums of political Islam in urban Malaysia

> Amanda Whiting (The University of Melbourne) : Human rights prospects under Pakatan Harapan

Closing remarks by John Funston (ANU)

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2018 Malaysia Update - State (negeri) and social alignments

2018 Malaysia Update Day 2:

Panel 3 State (negeri) and social alignments

Chaired by Nur Diana Anuar (ANU Malaysia Institute)

> Sumit Mandal (University of Nottingham Malaysia): Traversing the social landscapes of Malaysia: faultlines and solidarities
> James Chin (University of Tasmania): MA63: the rise of state nationalism in Sarawak
> Vilashini Somiah (IMAN Research): Tanyak Kami Bah (Just ask us): conversations on Sabah politics, identity and agency post GE14

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2018 Malaysia Update - Driving change: charismatic leaders and social media

2018 Malaysia Update Day 2:

Panel 2 Driving change: charismatic leaders and social media

Chaired by Professor Shamsul AB (National University of Malaysia)

> Bridget Welsh (John Cabot University): Savior politics in new Malaysia
> Sophie Lemiere (Harvard University): One Malaysia, two Messiahs: charisma, politics and power in Malaysia
> Ross Tapsell (ANU): The smartphone as ‘weapon of the weak’ in GE14

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2018 Malaysia Update - Patronage politics – Past and future

2018 Malaysia Update Day 2:

Panel 1 Patronage politics – Past and future

Chaired by Clive Kessler (University of New South Wales)

> Meredith Weiss (State University of New York): Has patronage lost its punch in Malaysia?
> Terence Gomez (University of Malaya): Politics, intervention and patronage: government-linked companies in Malaysia
> Serina Rahman (ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore): Many moons since GE14: what are the views of the rural Malay voters?

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A New Malaysia? #1: Meredith Weiss and Ambiga Sreenevasan

The first in a series of podcasts providing a snapshot of Malaysia in the aftermath of GE14.

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A New Malaysia? #2: Media with Boo Su-Lyn and Zurairi AR

What has and hasn't changed about how the media report on politics and policy after GE14?

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