Kevin Zhang

Kevin Zhang is a Research Officer at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Kevin Zhang (14)

Anwar Ibrahim and Zahid Hamidi – Forbidden Phone Friends?

Francis E. Hutchinson|Kevin Zhang

An audio clip of a conversation between Anwar Ibrahim and Zahid Hamidi has given Malaysians a ringside seat into the shady backroom dealing between two of the nation’s prominent politicians. Genuine or not, the political interests of the two men have increasingly converged.

Malaysia’s Declaration of Emergency Keeps PM Muhyiddin’s Window Open

Francis E. Hutchinson|Kevin Zhang

Malaysia’s King has put parliamentary politics on hold to the undoubted benefit of the current prime minister.

Motorists travel on the near-deserted Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway

Malaysia’s New Lockdown – But Where Is the Help for the People?

Lee Hwok-Aun|Kevin Zhang

It is puzzling that the Prime Minister neglects to give assurance that relief will be delivered, if necessary, during this lockdown. Perhaps his government genuinely believes that the broader scope of essential services, along with stimulus programmes introduced in Budget 2021, will translate into a minimal downturn.

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Malaysian PM Muhyiddin Yassin

Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail: End of the Line?

Francis E. Hutchinson|Kevin Zhang

A truncated high-speed rail service that ends in Johor Bahru rather than Singapore will significantly reduce the potential economic benefits of the railway project.

Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin

The Postponed By-Election in Sabah: Another Fight, By and By

Kevin Zhang|Lee Poh Onn

The postponement of a by-election in Sabah underscores the tenuous hold on power by Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s Perikatan Nasional coalition.