Biography of the Author Norshahril Saat

Norshahril Saat

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  1. Malaysia opposition flags

    Commentary: Has Malaysia become more divided under Pakatan Harapan?

    Has Malaysia become more polarised, with Malays-Muslims on the one hand, and non-Malays on the other hand? ISEAS Yusof-Ishak Institute’s ...
  2. Elections in Indonesia

    Commentary: Looks like Indonesia has rejected divisive identity politics

    Incumbent President Joko Widodo is leading Prabowo Subianto with a larger margin than in 2014, an affirmation of Indonesians’ support for his ...
  3. Rantau, Negeri Sembilan

    Commentary: In Malaysia, where identity politics trumped all for the third time

    The Rantau by-election victory is a morale boost for Barisan Nasional’s leading party UMNO, facing a leadership crisis, and a huge blow to the ...
  4. Hadi Awang rally

    Commentary: Malaysia’s anti-ICERD rally a reality check for Pakatan Harapan

    The rally provided Mahathir with a strong case, directed to his Pakatan allies, that the Malays remain sensitive to perceived acts that compromise ...
  5. Anwar Ibrahim is expected to easily take the seat in Port Dickson

    Commentary: First hurdle down but not all smooth sailing for PM-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim

    Even with the Port Dickson seat in the bag, there are more obstacles to clear before Anwar can assume the country’s top position, says one ...
  6. Najib Budget 2018

    Commentary: A Malay tsunami may benefit Barisan Nasional - in Kelantan

    The Barisan Nasional is fielding strong candidates in Kelantan for the upcoming Malaysia general election, unafraid of the risk of losing a ...
  7. Najib at UMNO conference

    Commentary: UMNO turns inclusive, in the last leg toward Malaysia’s general election

    Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak’s talk of UMNO being a party for all Malaysians may have caused some to scratch their heads but ISEAS-Yusof ...
  8. Malaysia's former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad during an interview with Reuters at his offi

    Commentary: Mahathir's return and the awkward question of political leadership renewal in Malaysia

    Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s announcement that he would be open to becoming prime minister raises awkward questions about political leadership renewal, ...
  9. Asia Default Image

    Commentary: Split over Hudud bill, UMNO decides to hedge its bets for now

    The recent backpedal away from backing a bill that strengthens Syariah courts in Malaysia may seem puzzling but one expert explains UMNO's ...