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2017/07/07 | Saigoneer

Malaysia, Indonesia Religious Groups Call for Starbucks Boycott over LGBT Support

Both Malaysia and Indonesia have seen a rise in religious conservatism in recent years.

2017/06/15 | Helen Ting

UMNO’s Hand in Malaysian Islamic Law

PAS leaders are now even envisioning forming a supermajority Muslim bloc to 'strengthen political Islam' in the upcoming general election, which is to be called before August 2018.

2017/06/14 | Isabel Esterman

Ending Puntung's Suffering: One of Malaysia’s Last Rhinos Euthanized

Puntung, one of three Sumatran rhinos known to survive in Malaysia, was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

2017/06/13 | Mong Palatino

'Black Isn't Beautiful' Ad Sparks Outrage in Malaysia

The 15-minute-long ad angered netizens and was quickly criticized it for promoting racism and sexism.

2017/06/09 | Andrew Chubb

The Rise of Patriotic Tourism in the South China Sea

With their turquoise lagoons, white beaches, abundant marine life and remote mystique, the disputed islands of the South China Sea are a largely untapped tourism resource.

2017/05/26 | Rebecca Schectman

Malaysia Must Wake Up to Its Human Trafficking Problem

Currently, the Global Slavery Index estimates 128,800 individuals are trapped in modern day slavery in Malaysia. That’s about 0.4% of Malaysia’s total population

2017/05/16 | Mohd Nawab Bin Mohd Osman and Aida Arosoaie

Meet the Vanguard of Malaysian Islamist Politics

In a political climate where most Islamist parties have chosen to prioritize political objectives over ideological ones, PAS has balked this trend and has become more conservative in its political posture.