Lee Poh Onn

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

Articles by Lee Poh Onn (8)

The Intractable Challenges Facing Energy Trade in Southeast Asia

Ryan Wong|Lee Poh Onn

A cross-border power grid offers Southeast Asian countries the potential of greater energy security, affordability and sustainability. But thus far, the lack of urgency in sharing energy to achieve long-term security across the region is palpable.

Sarawak’s Fight Against the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cautionary Tale?

Kevin Zhang|Lee Poh Onn

On paper, Sarawak should have turned the corner in its fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. The fact that it has not could provide lessons as to how to stem the spread of the coronavirus.

State Elections in Sarawak: Kingmaker in the Offing?

Lee Poh Onn

The political temperature in Kuala Lumpur has risen recently due to the governing coalition’s increasingly tenuous hold on the reins of power. In the general elections that are to come, any coalition eyeing power will have to look at the eastern state of Sarawak.

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.