Biography of the Author James Chin

James Chin

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

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  1. Malaysia's Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin speaks during his cabinet announcement in Putrajaya

    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.
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    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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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.
  5. Composite picture of Hadi Awang, Muhyiddin Yassin and Zahid Hamidi. (Photos: Agencies)

    Commentary: Malaysian politics is going through a midlife crisis

    It involves a contest of visions of what Malay supremacy should look like in multiracial Malaysia, says James Chin.
  6. najib mahathir muhyiddin

    Commentary: This is not the end of Najib Razak

    Najib Razak still holds huge sway in UMNO politics and can continue to appeal even if his first appeal does not overturn the verdict, says ...
  7. Mahathir Muhyiddin

    Commentary: What’s behind Mahathir’s sacking and Malaysia’s new political drama

    Mahathir Mohamad’s sacking shows Malaysia’s regime change is far from complete, says James Chin.
  8. Mahathir Anwar Muhyiddin

    Commentary: Wheels set in motion for another political showdown in Malaysia

    The motion of no confidence in Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin is unlikely to be heard come May 18 when the Malaysian Parliament sits. But a ...
  9. Mahathir Anwar Muhyiddin

    Commentary: Three underlying forces fuelled Malaysia's recent political crisis

    A strong UMNO-PAS pact, a new narrative and a split between PKR and Bersatu may explain what precipitated events last week, says James Chin.
  10. Pakatan Harapan generic

    Commentary: Mahathir Mohamad remains the eye of the political storm brewing in Malaysia

    Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has emerged from the fray unscathed so far. He remains unbeatable, even if a snap election were to be called, says ...