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Malaysia

Can a cartoonist bring down the Malaysian government?

Ross Tapsell in conversation with Zunar about freedom of expression and sedition.

The Kuala Lumpur logo controversy

Does a tacky logo point to the return of authoritarianism in Malaysia?

Mak Yong in May: Sembah Guru

Julia Mayer recounts watching the ancient North Malaysian dance-theatre known as Mak Yong.

Pakatan Harapan electrocutes itself

Manjit Bhatia writes on why the Sarawak poll results mean the death of Malaysia's opposition coalition.

Musing on the aesthetics of modern Muslims

Hew Wai Weng explores various aesthetic forms that are popular among middle-class Muslims.

‘Same old’ in Sarawak campaign

Campaign in critical state election confusing and uninspiring, writes Bridget Welsh.

Counting the cost of 1MDB

Podcasts from a panel discussion on Malaysia's political polarisation.

Orangutans and ‘non-human’ rights

Should we recognise humanity in another species?

The seeds of hope

How a grassroots voting project could revive Malaysia's democracy.

Urban exclusion in Southeast Asia

When it comes to urban planning, lines of exclusion and inclusion need to be redrawn.

Malaysia’s political polarisation

ANU public seminar to examine deepening crisis.

Personalities and institutional power in Malaysia

An authoritarian system set up to let unpopular and weak leaders rule -- no matter what.

The politics of hudud in Malaysia

Islamic parties need politics and theology that appeal to both Muslims and non-Muslims.

Not business as usual in Malaysia

Najib and nation both bruised by new and rough political terrain, writes Bridget Welsh.

Silencing the media in Malaysia

Is there any chancing of ending a long history of stifling free speech?

A pressing concern

Amrita Malhi examines what's behind the expulsion of Australian media from Malaysia.

Mahathir no solution for Malaysia’s mess

Hopping into bed with former PM is an act of narrow-interest desperation.

Why Najib Razak is still in power

A flawed political system and power vacuum keeps scandal-hit PM in office.

Nightclubs and nepotism in Singapore

PM's son crashes the party, everyone else goes home.