Lee Poh Onn

Dr Lee Poh Onn is Senior Fellow with the Regional Economic Studies Programme and Malaysian Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Lee Poh Onn (5)

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.

The Collapse of the State Government in Sabah: Back to the Drawing Board

Kevin Zhang|Lee Poh Onn

The Warisan-led state assembly in Sabah has been dissolved. If the Perikatan Nasional coalition manages to claw its way back to power in Kota Kinabalu, the state storied for being the “land below the wind” might give a second wind to the embattled ruling coalition at the federal level.

GPS in Sarawak: Finding the Way In … or Out?

Lee Poh Onn

Political turbulence in Kuala Lumpur and the emergence of two competing coalitions have returned the Gabungan Parti Sarawak to its traditional role as kingmaker

What Lies Ahead for Sarawak with Adenan Satem’s passing?

Lee Hock Guan|Lee Poh Onn

Chief Minister Adenan Satem, who passed away recently, implemented a series of popular policies, which helped to deliver the bulk of parliamentary seats in Sabah and Sarawak to the ruling coalition BN in the 2013 elections. While Adenan has a team in place to seek continuity in policies, there is a lack of a new leader vocal enough to face the government in Putrajaya.

Cooperation Necessary to Eradicate the Haze

Lee Poh Onn

The forest fires in Indonesia is a multilateral and transboundary issue that requires the cooperation of ASEAN in developing and implementing measures to prevent environmental and economic costs to affected countries. Indonesia needs to mitigate and assuage fears of a repeat of the 2015 haze incident.