Malaysia proposed bill imposing hefty fines and jail sentences on those found guilty of willfully publishing fake news
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.
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
Women is arrested for insulting President after dropping yellow pro-democracy balloons in Malaysia
Unprecedented people power protests seeking ouster of Malaysian PM Najib Razak enter second day
Human rights group are outraged by the State Department upgrade of Malaysia which comes just two months after the discovery of human trafficking camps and mass graves of trafficked persons
Reporting on rampant corruption in government brings crackdown as Malaysian newspapers shuttered