Biography of the Author Ooi Kee Beng

Ooi Kee Beng

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

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  1. mahathir pakatan harapan

    Commentary: Why the opposition has a shot at toppling the Barisan Nasional with Mahathir at the helm

    With the announcement that Mahathir is the opposition’s pick for prime minister should they win the next election, UMNO can expect a credible ...
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    Commentary: The bewildering game of Malaysian politics, the rot within the Barisan Nasional

    The Barisan Nasional enjoyed huge powers of incumbency and shifted the goalposts; yet its internal weaknesses brought it down, says Penang ...
  3. Anwar and Mahathir

    Commentary: Malaysia goes in search of a more inclusive growth formula

    Malaysia must seek a new developmental narrative as the Pakatan Harapan government settles into its role of governance and policymaking, says ...
  4. Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad press conference (2)

    Commentary: After a year in power, has Pakatan Harapan learnt enough to save Malaysia from itself?

    The question is whether it will be bold enough, united enough, and insightful enough to break the country’s path dependence where governance and ...
  5. Malaysia street rally

    Commentary: Malaysia's lowering of the voting age and the huge forces fueling the change

    The Reformasi movement will now be continued by the next generation of Malaysian youths, says Penang Institute’s Ooi Kee Beng.
  6. Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview with Reuters in Putrajaya

    Commentary: Was the Pakatan Harapan coalition doomed to fail from the start?

    The Pakatan Harapan coalition was fundamentally fragile. The moves made by its enemies in recent days have exposed its core vulnerabilities, says ...
  7. Malaysia Politics

    Commentary: Malaysia’s political chess games are not over

    With Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s government having a thin majority, it is bound to be challenged ceaselessly, says Dr Ooi Kee Beng.
  8. Khairy Jamaluddin and Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

    Commentary: Can the once-mighty Barisan Nasional recover its footing as UMNO decides on its new leaders?

    Malaysia’s general election effectively created a two-party system but the direction that UMNO takes may push parties that have splintered from ...