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2020/04/13 | TAIPEI

The Muslim Experience in Taipei

Taipei Grand Mosque Imam Dr. Ibrahim Chao reflects on his life and offers guidance for Muslim travelers in Taiwan.

2020/02/25 | The Conversation

Indian Women Join a Global ‘Fourth Wave’ Feminist Movement

Thousands of women across India are protesting the country's anti-citizenship law and gender discrimination.

2017/10/22 | Vedi Hadiz

Deep-rooted Problems with Democracy in Indonesia

Indonesians who tend towards secular forms of democratic politics should be aware, now more so than ever, of the historical and contemporary weakness of politically liberal (or social democratic) streams within Indonesian politics.

2017/08/30 | Wong Chin Huat

A Roadmap for Breaking Malaysia's 'One Party State'

With the right balance of change and continuity guided principally by a two-stage roadmap, there is hope that PH may just garner enough Malay and non-Malay voters to end UMNO’s corrupt party-state.

2017/07/25 | Ayunda Nurvitasari

New Indonesian Anthology Asks People to Lighten Up About Religion

In a time when posting anything critical of religion on social media in Indonesia can land you in jail, author Feby Indirani released a collection of short stories that reflect her take on the increasingly more conservative society.

2017/06/14 | Ben Hillman

Dangerous Games: China’s Ethnic Policies in Xinjiang

New naming regulations are designed to curtail 'religious fervor.' But the ruling also targets Uyghur nationalism, which is often conflated with Islamic extremism in China.

2017/06/05 | Phil Robertson

OPINION: Aung San Suu Kyi, The World is Watching Your Treatment of Religious Freedom

The international community won’t accept inaction or excuses from the Aung San Suu Kyi-led government this time.

2017/05/22 | Phelim Kine

OPINION: Indonesia, Please Stop Public Flogging of Gay Men

The president should denounce punishment of 85 lashes for ‘sodomy’ in Aceh, writes Phelim Kine.

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.

2017/04/25 | Erin Cook

Jakarta Election Result Spells Trouble for Jokowi and Indonesia

Whether Anies and Sandiaga will govern along these divisive lines remains to be seen, but it clearly sets a poor standard for repairing the racial and religious fractures still bubbling just beneath the surface of the city.

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.

2017/02/27 | Chublic Opinion

China and the Atheist Manifesto

A recent revision of a low-level administrative regulation aiming at maintaining social order stirred up a great controversy online in China.

2017/02/20 | Jeffrey Hutton

The Heart of the Matter in Jakarta

The silver lining from Wednesday’s results is that Ahok, an ethnic Chinese, was on the ballot at all, writes Jeffrey Hutton in Jakarta.

2017/02/11 | Hera Diani

Islamic Populism Won’t Reign in Indonesia: Scholar

Failure to create a cross-class alliance is why Islamic populism may fail in Indonesia.

2017/02/09 | TNL Staff

Hundreds Lashed in Indonesia under Sharia Law

Sharia laws are particularly harsh for women and the LGBT community.