Biography of the Author James Chin

James Chin

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  1. Semenyih by-election candidates

    Commentary: Looks like regime change hasn’t altered the Malaysian psyche

    After two traumatising by-election defeats, some soul searching and courage will be needed to fix deep-seated issues that threaten to unseat the ...
  2. Malaysia'sPrime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

    Commentary: Mahathir’s ‘Game of Thrones’ grand plan is almost complete

    When seven ex-UMNO MPs crossed over to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s party, it altered the power balance in the ruling coalition and ...
  3. Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, pictured December 2018, said that Israeli swimmers

    Commentary: Hosting the World Championships would have been too costly for the Pakatan govt

    With an eye on the Semenyih by-election in March, the Malaysian government’s move to ban Israeli athletes was meant to shore up the Pakatan’s ...
  4. Malaysia ICERD rally crowd and flags

    Commentary: So much for a new Malaysia

    The massive anti-ICERD rally and ensuing political dynamics suggest the start of the end of Malaysia’s honeymoon period, says James Chin.
  5. najib arriving in court (1)

    Commentary: Malaysia makes a clean break from the past, as case against Najib gathers momentum

    Malaysia’s former leader is facing charges related to a wide-ranging financial scandal. The new government is sending a message that it is serious ...
  6. (pp) Najib's promises2

    Commentary: The Malaysian Chinese Association, set adrift in need of a direction

    The Malaysian Chinese Association will have to decide its fate in its upcoming party elections – or risk waiting around for decades to become ...
  7. Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim

    Commentary: The bittersweet return of Anwar Ibrahim to Malaysian politics

    Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim might win the by-election for the Port Dickson seat come Oct 13, but he will have to contest with bigger ...
  8. Mahathir Mohamad at post-GE press conference

    Commentary: Mahathir’s 100 days in office and the extended honeymoon period in Malaysia

    The euphoria over regime change will last until the end of this year at the very least, says James Chin from the University of Tasmania.
  9. FILE PHOTO: Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Reuters

    Commentary: A month since the electrifying election, a massive clean-up is underway in Malaysia

    A flurry of leadership changes within the Malaysian establishment might seem confusing on the surface but the new government cannot act without ...