Malaysian election was the result of the grass-roots efforts of citizens to vote against formidable odds
Malaysia articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Malaysia. Malaysia is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, the "2008 electoral gains of the three main opposition parties came despite serious obstacles, such as unequal access to the media and restrictions on campaigning and freedom of assembly, which left them unable to compete on equal terms with the ruling party". Also see our section on World Democracy.
The Barisan National party and its coalition partners in the United Malays National Organization have been overthrown
Opposition parties and activists have long complained they’re unable to compete on equal terms
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday to protest a controversial electoral plan
Malaysia proposed bill imposing hefty fines and jail sentences on those found guilty of willfully publishing fake news
Malaysia’s ruling party has ruled through a coalition alliance under BN for 60 uninterrupted years
Award winner Cynthia Gabriel is a human rights advocate and anti-corruption leader in Malaysia
Discretionary power over use of funds by political parties must be exercised justly, fairy, honestly, and, above all, rationally in order to build viable and democratic institutions.
One week detention is over for popular Malaysian pro-democracy leader Maria Chin Abdullah
Famed Malaysian whistleblower awarded for exposing corruption in government with arrest by police