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A good day’s work

Why Southeast Asia should be worried about Trump's pick for Secretary of Labor.

Four decades of a Malay myth

The 'Lazy Native' at 40 can’t speak English and is a gangster on wheels, writes  Masturah Alatas.

Language shaming in Malaysia

Tan Zi Hao takes a look at stammering tongues and postcolonial imperialism.

Reclaiming halal

Food, faith, power and big business in Malaysia.

Tough year for human rights in Southeast Asia

2016 was not a good year for the region's civil liberties, writes Bridget Welsh.

Race to the bottom

The fate of minority rights in ASEAN.

An alliance to secure electoral victory

Najib’s political strategy in the lead-up to the next general election

Malaysia’s digital economy: can entrepreneurship be unleashed?  

Crony capitalism in Malaysia may become a drag on the country’s digital ambitions.

Najib’s fear campaign

The beleaguered Malaysian Prime Minister is clinging on to power, but at what cost?

‘We are surviving without a dream’

Kachin refugees marooned in Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia, the Philippines and ASEAN

Are there still signs for optimism in ASEAN?

Crossing the line

Redrawing electoral boundaries in Malaysia another attack to democracy.

Is working legally a win-win for refugees in Malaysia?

Is the new scheme a step in the right direction?

Bersih 5 and the increase of the Malay discontents

What does an increased Malay turnout in the recent demonstrations signify?

The east is red

Why Southeast Asia is now firmly in the grip of China.

Najib’s China legacy

Is Malaysia turning its back on the West?

Malaysia’s secular versus religious divide

Could mediation prevent the clash of civil and Sharia law?

The law of rule in Malaysia

1MDB and the limits of a legal principle.

Of flags on bums and castrated courts

The Budgie Nine outrage and the rule of law in Malaysia.

Dire straits for Malaysia’s world heritage

Why Melaka and George Town are at risk of becoming ghosts of their former selves.

A rise in anti-Chinese rhetoric

Politics, economics and religion are to blame, writes Hew Wai Weng.

Behind the rifts in modern Malaysia

Malaysians are rallying behind arrogance, antagonism and illiberalism.

Malaysia the fragile federation

Whether it is 53 or 59, an old debate shows why Sabah and Sarawak may not be celebrating independence.

Crisis and confidence in Najib’s Malaysia

Malaysia Update to examine what comes next for the Southeast Asian nation.