Hew Wai Weng

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Hew Wai Weng is Visiting Fellow at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. His research interests focus upon the intersections between ethnicity, religiosity, class and politics in Malaysia and Indonesia. He has been writing on Chinese Muslim identities, Hui migration patterns, and urban middle class Muslim aspirations in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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2017/01/19 | Hew Wai Weng

Reclaiming Halal and the Commercialization of Islam

Hew Wai Weng takes a look at what constitutes halal in contemporary Malaysia — a certification that today is less about faith and more about the commercialisation of Islam.

2016/11/25 | Hew Wai Weng

Bersih 5 and the Increase of the Malay Discontents

The crowds at Bersih 5 may not have hit previous heights, but their greater ethnic diversity is a positive sign, Hew Wai Weng writes.