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James Chin

Professor James Chin is the Director of the Asia Institute Tasmania, University of Tasmania. He is also Senior Fellow at the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia and adjunct Professor, Monash University. He is an expert on the governance issues in Southeast Asia, especially Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. He also works on island states in the South Pacific. His views are regularly sought by major news agencies around the world, including The New York Times, The Financial Times, BBC World TV, CNBC and Bloomberg.



Articles by James Chin (4)

  • Najib Razak: Malaysia's Teflon prime minister

    For the past three years, every political pundit in Malaysia has been asked a simple question: when will Najib be replaced? A year ago Mahathir Mohammad, Malaysia’s fourth and longest-serving prime minister, in power from 1981 to 2003, was gung-ho about his ability to get rid of Najib. After all, it is on the public record that Mahathir was largely responsible for the political demise of Malaysia’s first and fifth prime ministers, Tunku Abdul Rahman and Abdullah Badawi.