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Malaysia

Constructing the deviant ‘other’ – religious traditionalism in contemporary Malaysia

Arguably, the religious elite’s approach and attitude towards Muslims who do not share their ideology also operates through an orientation which sociologist Robert Towler describes as traditionalism. As Towler puts it, “The implicit plea which underlies traditionalism is not for questions to be answered, but for all questioning to be taken away and put under lock and key of a trustworthy authority.”

Southeast Asia’s illiberal regimes

What is the role of government linked corporations in promoting democracy in Southeast Asia?