Professor Bridget Welsh Interviewed by International Press on Malaysian Elections

Professor Bridget Welsh

Professor Bridget Welsh

In the aftermath of the stunning results of Malaysia’s 14th General Elections on May 9, JCU Associate Professor of Political Science and Malaysia expert  Bridget Welsh is one of the lead commentators in international media. The government led by incumbent Prime Minister Najib Razak is being ousted after 61 years and 92-year-old former leader Mahathir Mohamad is set to become the world’s oldest leader.

Bridget Welsh is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Asian Outreach at John Cabot University.  She analyzes Southeast Asian politics, especially Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Indonesia and other countries in the region. In Fall 2018, Professor Welsh will be teaching Introduction to Political Theory, Comparative Politics, and Globalization and Democracy.

Here is a selection of articles, videos, and radio programs that feature Professor Welsh:

New Mandala: “Malaysia’s political transformation(s): preliminary reflections
BBC: “Malaysia’s political drama is worthy of Shakespeare
Al Jazeera: “Anwar Ibrahim’s dramatic rise and fall – and rise again
East Asia Forum: “A truly Malaysian election
Asia Times: “Malaysians agog as tables turn on Najib
CNN: Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad is now the world’s oldest leader
Bloomberg: Malaysian Tsunami Across the Board, Professor Welsh Says
NPR: In Election Upset, Malaysia’s Mahathir Returns To Power After 15 Years
Time: “A New Chapter in Malaysia’s History.’ Voters React to Stunning Election Results
CNN: Prime Minister Najib Razak defeated as opposition claims victory in Malaysia
ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Malaysia elections: Mahathir’s great political comeback
Al JazeeraIs the world’s oldest prime minister the answer in Malaysia?
The Australian: “I’ll hand over to Anwar Ibrahim, says Mahathir Mohamad
The Australian: “Historic win for Mahathir Mohamad in Malaysia election
CNN: Can Malaysia’s unlikely political double act score election triumph?
Financial Times: “Malaysia election falls prey to gerrymandering
The Times of London: Malaysia’s nonagenarian iron fist Mahathir Mohamad is back — as a champion of clean politics
Associated Press: “Once Seen as Reformer, Malaysia Leader Faces Legitimacy Test
RFI: “Malaysia’s opposition makes historic bid for power
The Guardian: “Malaysia election: PM Najib Razak in fight for political survival
Malaysiakini: Battle royale in Johor: Determining the future of Umno leadership