Kevin Zhang

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

Articles by Kevin Zhang (33)

Barisan Nasional and FELDA: A Depleted “Fixed Deposit”

Kevin Zhang

FELDA seats used to be a veritable vote bank for Barisan Nasional. This is no longer the case.

Perikatan Nasional Lacks A Game-changing Chief in Negeri Sembilan

Kevin Zhang

Perikatan Nasional’s campaign in the Negeri Sembilan state election is hampered by the absence of a credible leader, in contrast to its opponents. PN needs to cultivate future leaders, as it has done in other states like Kedah.

Negeri Sembilan State Election: A Safe Bet for Anwar Administration?

Kevin Zhang

Negeri Sembilan is considered a safe ground for the Pakatan Harapan-Barisan Nasional unity alliance. But friction in the coalition might emerge if UMNO has a good showing in the state.

Where to Grow From Here? MUDA’s Struggles in Muar, and Beyond

Kevin Zhang|James Chai

MUDA, a youth-based party in Malaysia, seeks greater recognition from Pakatan Harapan. However, the recent general election outcome in Muar, MUDA’s sole parliament win, shows the limits of the party’s traction, notably among Malay youth.

Repurposing Fuel Subsidy to Facilitate Malaysia’s Shift to Electric Vehicles

Tham Siew Yean|Kevin Zhang

Malaysia seeks to ensure the poor benefit from fuel subsidies rather than the rich, but rationalisation can also contribute towards sustainability. The savings from the removal of fuel subsidies can be directed towards developing renewable or low-carbon alternatives, thereby contributing to meet Malaysia’s pledge to be “a carbon neutral country by 2050 at the earliest”.