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2017/05/08 | Aaron L. Connelly

Trump’s Telephone Diplomacy Accelerates Southeast Asia’s Slide into Illiberalism

U.S. plays an important role in pressuring Southeast Asian governments not to abuse human rights, but under Trump, the pressure is off.

2017/05/04 | Morley J Weston

INFOGRAPHIC: Southeast Asia’s Electricity Paradox

Lights Out: Several countries in the region are exporting electricity before supplying it to their own people.

2017/04/12 | Ismail Shogo

Tackling Sex Re-assignment Surgery in Malaysia

Ismail Shogo outlines the Malaysian state’s stance on sex re-assignment surgery and seeks to analyze the rationale that underlies it.

2017/03/15 | Edward White

Towards the Endgame for Malaysia's Najib

'If there is an indictment in the DoJ case in the United States where Najib is named directly, then he is toast.'

2017/03/10 | Manjit Bhatia

Malaysia’s Criminal State of Mind

Malaysian PM Najib Razak is using the assassination of Kim Jong-nam to deflect heat from ongoing scandal and economic slowdown ahead of scheduled elections, writes Manjit Bhatia.

2017/03/09 | Rashaad Ali

Gauging Support for Islamic Law in Malaysia

A controversial bill to amend the Criminal Jurisdiction Act could extend the reach of Islamic law and further polarize Malaysian society.

2017/03/05 | James Chin

Why Kim Jong Nam's Killing Took Place in Malaysia

Malaysia has a long history offering sanctuary to political exiles, and while it does political violence will continue to play out on Malaysian soil, James Chin writes.

2017/01/19 | Tan Zi Hao

Language Shaming in Malaysia

Slamming stuttering tongues is just another act in a long history of oppression, writes Tan Zi Hao.

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.

2017/01/13 | Dinith Adikari

Is Ma Ba Tha Really in Decline?

Despite suffering a series of grave blows, an ’emotional story’ keeps the controversial Buddhist group active and influential in Myanmar, Dinith Adikari writes.

2017/01/09 | Malaysiakini

Vigilantes to Spray Paint Women who don't 'Cover Up'

"Advance Warning to Hindu Female Patrons coming to Thaipusam festival, beware of being sprayed with aerosol paint if found inappropriate dressed," the warning on the Facebook page of Thaipusam Spraying Group reads.