Think tank: Palm oil issues and Malaysia's GE14 on East Asia Forum-ANU Crawford

Recently out, commentary at East Asia Forum, at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University:

Playing palm oil politics ahead of Malaysia’s elections

26 April 2018  Author: Yu Leng Khor, Singapore


This piece also picked up by other media, including Channel News Asia,

In the media: Wider 4G coverage in Malaysia paves way for a 'WhatsApp election'

#KhorReports mapping data and commentary is featured in The Straits Times. In Shannon Teoh's report: 

...68 per cent of Malaysians are now using mobile broadband, a massive jump from 14 per cent in 2013.... Nowhere is this more apparent than in Johor, according to political economist Khor Yu Leng. "The digital reach is potentially complete across the entire state, with the exception of the forest zones. This affordable access to digital social media is unprecedented, especially in rural Peninsular Malaysia, along the coastal belts and in Johor," she told The Straits Times... This puts previously impenetrable areas, such as Felda settlements, in play....

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Khor Reports map data & analytics

Featured in The Straits Times, Singapore, 19 Apr 2018.

In the media: Malaysia’s mid-week polling day to impact voter turnout


Commentary: Malaysia’s mid-week polling day may impact voter turnout in Johor, Kelantan and East Malaysia

The worry for politicians facing the ruling BN coalition is that the voters most affected are “outstation voters”. They work in bigger urban areas including the Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, Penang and Singapore, and they tend to be opposition supporters.

The BN wants to discourage urban outstation voters from going back to vote in their usually more rural home seats and cause an electoral upset in their rural stronghold. These voters need to travel some distance intra or inter-state or further including from Peninsular to East Malaysia to return home to vote.


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In the media: The rise in Johor property prices and the myth of Singapore buyers

In the media: The rise in Johor property prices and the myth of Singapore buyers

In summary, it is surprisingly hard to lay the blame on Singapore visitors. First of all, the data is surprisingly scant and inconsistent. Significantly, there are various forces at play, including the arrival of other groups of well-heeled investors. Singapore’s prominence as Johor property buyers seems to be eclipsed by those from China.  WITH SPECIAL DATA FEATURE: JOHOR HOME AFFORDABILITY BY DISTRICT, JOHOR-SINGAPORE PEOPLE FLOWS.