Biography of the Author James Chin

James Chin

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  1. Mahathir Mohamad (4)

    Commentary: Malay political unity in Malaysia is but a myth

    What’s behind Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s call for Malay unity and for Members of Parliament from other parties to join Bersatu? James Chin ...
  2. A combination photo shows Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, politician Anwar Ibrahim

    Commentary: Mahathir holds all the keys to Malaysia’s political succession

    Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has three options on how to proceed with political succession after the eruption of a sex video scandal allegedly ...
  3. Haziq Aziz

    Commentary: Sex videos a weapon of choice in Malaysian politics that distract from other issues

    Are sex videos the weapon of choice in Malaysian politics, wonders James Chin.
  4. Mahathir cheers

    Commentary: Almost a year since Pakatan Harapan swept into government, has Malaysia lost its mojo for reform?

    Malaysians have realised it is not possible to go back to the days of ‘good old Malaysia’, where racial and religious tensions were benign and ...
  5. Sibu 2

    Commentary: The ghost of Borneo, talk of secession are back to haunt Malaysia

    A move of epic proportions to restore rights to Sabah and Sarawak in Malaysian Parliament signals how much East-Peninsula Malaysia dynamics have ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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.
  10. 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 ...