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MALAYSIA & SINGAPORE

The uses and abuses of Singaporean history

A falsified version of Singaporean history has found resonance among the conservative fringe in Latin America.

A New Malaysia? #3: reform roadblocks with Bridget Welsh & Shamsul AB

Two leading scholars on the ideological and institutional legacies Pakatan Harapan inherits from the BN regime.

Imagined minorities: rethinking race and its appeal in Malaysia

Opponents of racism in Malaysia need to understand that proponents of racial politics do believe in race—and only by understanding the appeal of racial thinking can racism be defeated.

PHILIPPINES

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Through Machiavelli’s eyes: on leaders, citizens, and Philippine politics

What are the challenges and lessons of translating Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’ into Filipino?

The Mamasapano clash, memories of violence, and the politics of Muslim belonging in the Philippines

On the Mamasapano "massacre" and the exclusionary narratives it reinforced.

Indonesia & East Timor

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Nahdlatul Ulama is home to its own hardliners

The NU Garis Lurus or 'true path NU' movement shows how the moderate stance of Indonesia's largest Islamic organisation is being internally contested.

Apply now to be a New Mandala Indonesia Correspondent Fellow

New Mandala is looking for emerging Indonesian experts to write about Indonesia's biggest policy challenges in the lead up to the 2019 polls.

Nahdlatul Ulama and the politics trap

A pillar of Indonesian civil society faces an ever more acute dilemma between representing a religious community and securing resources and influence within government.

Raising heritage awareness in Indonesia

Isla Winarto talks to PoP about the Indonesian Heritage Society's efforts to promote heritage conservation at Jakarta's Museum Tekstil

PERSPECTIVES ON THE PAST

DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS?

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Wielding the purse strings of Southeast Asian civil society

Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.

Southeast Asian cyberspace: politics, censorship, polarisation

The internet is both a factor in, and a victim of, the region’s crisis of democracy.

Old dominance, new dominoes in Southeast Asia

Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?

OTHER COUNTRIES & TOPICS

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Going forward, looking back: observations on the 2018 Cambodian election

CPP organisational and informational dominance over its rivals has been palpable.

Karaoke and the Kachin rebellion

Revolutionary music can be a window into the social foundations of Myanmar’s Ethnic Armed Organisations.

Wielding the purse strings of Southeast Asian civil society

Illiberalism at home, and pro-market ideologies abroad, are putting pressure on Southeast Asian civil society organisations' financial health.