Biography of the Author James Chin

James Chin

Contributor to CNA, Asia's leading English-language news platform.

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  1. Composite pictures of Zahid Hamidi and Muyhiddin Yassin.

    Commentary: UMNO’s withdrawal of support shows Malaysia’s political establishment is losing the plot

    Malaysians may remember this tussle between UMNO and Bersatu as one where the political establishment lost its ability to put the country above ...
  2. Composite picture of Anwar Ibrahim, Muhyiddin Yassin and Zahid Hamidi. (Photo: Agencies)

    Commentary: Even if PM Muhyiddin steps down, few good options for Malaysia’s top role

    Malaysian political parties are each making secret moves behind the scene leading up to Aug 1 when the state of emergency ends, says James Chin.
  3. Composite photos of Malaysia King Sultan Abdullah Ahmad Shah and PM Muhyiddin Yassin.

    Commentary: Will Malaysian king take PM Muhyiddin’s government to task for huge COVID-19 mess?

    All eyes are on the Conference of Rulers’ decisions this Wednesday. The royals are likely to strike a middle path to put the ball back in ...
  4. Najib Razak wearing a face mask

    Commentary: Najib Razak’s fine and a tale of double standards in Malaysia

    The news was poorly received because of perceived double standards in enforcement, the haphazard implementation of the MCO and a worry the ...
  5. Composite picture of Hadi Awang, Muhyiddin Yassin and Zahid Hamidi. (Photos: Agencies)

    Commentary: UMNO's break with Bersatu could come at a high price for Malaysia

    After UMNO’s general assembly meeting, the shifting sands of coalition politics and UMNO’s polarising announcement make the road ahead rockier, ...
  6. The North Korea flag flutters next to concertina wire at the North Korean embassy in Kuala Lumpur

    Commentary: North Korea and Malaysia’s diplomatic divorce is a predictable move on the chessboard

    Pyongyang is sending a message in typically overbearing style. But the target is as much the US as it is Malaysia, says Asia expert, James Chin.
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    Commentary: UMNO’s fear that Bersatu could destroy it does have some basis

    But UMNO’s plans to cut ties with Bersatu hardly spells the end of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, says James Chin.
  8. (kd) Muhyiddin-Zahid

    Commentary: UMNO’s in no shape to play kingmaker in Malaysia

    UMNO might not hold all the cards, despite holding almost a third of the seats the ruling Perikatan Nasional has in Parliament, given the ...
  9. Malaysia Politics

    Commentary: Why Anwar Ibrahim’s longheld dream of becoming Malaysia PM keeps getting thwarted

    Anwar Ibrahim has come far from his days as a charismatic firebrand. Now the man who believes in an inclusive Malaysia is seen as a huge political ...
  10. Muhyiddin and Sabah residents

    Commentary: Sabah’s surprise results – and how Warisan lost big in state elections

    Warisan should have paid attention to Kadazandusun Murut concerns over livelihoods and undocumented migrants, says James Chin.