1. Steven Rood says:
  2. […] in violence can be traced back to 2005, when then president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono effectively legitimised religious intolerance by vowing strict measures against ‘deviant beliefs’. During his decade in office, Yudhoyono […]

  3. […] percentages of female parliamentarians (38% at the last count, though it likely increased at last month’s general election) many have put this down to affirmative action laws that require a percentage of female candidates […]

  4. […] Originally published by New Mandala (November 09, 2017) […]

  5. […] Originally published by New Mandala (December 09, 2017) […]

  6. […] boasting one of Asia’s highest percentages of female parliamentarians (38% at the last count, though it likely increased at last month’s general election) many have put this down to […]

  7. […] Originally published by New Mandala (August 18, 2017) […]

  8. […] did a Google search for “the decline of Asian Studies” and two articles came up: one that Nicholas Farrelly wrote on the New Mandala web site in 2006 in an effort to get a discussion going about the decline in interest in Asian Studies courses at […]

  9. […] History shows that the province has been a perennial problem for the Australia-Indonesia relationship, writes Olivia Tasevski. […]

  10. […] scholar Acram Latiph states that Malaysia’s heavy-handed response to the 2013 incident likely generated support for […]

  11. Money K says:

    DPM Tharman “inspires confidence” but he does not aspire for the top job. The “worthy candidate” himself has said he has no interest in the PM role but he will be a part of the PAP next gen leadership until he chooses retirement. It is critical that Singapore has a strong and cohesive leadership team. What’s admirable about the PAP is that the team is always more important than the individual.

    In football, the best striker is not always the captain of the team.

    It’s time the media stop’s harping on this issue and consider the merits of the PAP style of succession planning. I don’t think it’s a popularity contest. And I am sure they aren’t taking this lightly.

    PS – I have no affiliation to any political party except if you consider my Bourdeax Club as such; the club dabbles in wine and politics but has still yet to enhance the quality of political discourse in Singapore.

  12. Sophie LEMIERE says:

    Hi Diba,
    Thanks a lot for your comments. If you actually read the book, you’ll realise that I agree with most of your comment and specifically “the change without change”. Malaysia is not a democracy or a semi-democracy but a successful semi-authoritarian state and this is exactly what this book is about.
    Enjoy the read!

  13. Raymond Town says:

    From the above requests from South Indians now domiciled in Malaysia, I note that many are interested in their origins in India. I worked briefly in the plantation industry in Malaysia (1957-61) and the workforce was about 90% ethnic Indian. I found the South Indians a delightful and friendly people and have fond memories of two of my Kanganies (or Tindals, as I called them) viz: Devaraj s/o Thiruvengadam (a Tamil, working on the Gloucester Division of the Cicely Rubber Estates Company) and Mogadari (a Telegu, working on the Batang Padang Division). Does anyone know of the whereabouts of ancestors of these two men?

  14. Jim says:

    readers could have accessed a detailed report on the massacres some eight years ago!

  15. Greg Lopez says:

    Very pleased to see NM’s coverage of Malaysia’s GE14.

  16. […] an excellent article by Ian Wilson posted by New Mandala, the case is made that the recent Gubernatorial election in Jakarta was an opportunity for the poor […]

  17. […] public apology after Law Minister highlights doctored image in Parliament – New Mandala: Singapore’s mystifying political succession – The Online Citizen: TOC asked to register with IMDA after removed as political association […]

  18. […] 4. Who will be the next PM of Singapore? […]

  19. […] Singapore’s mystifying political succession Whoever emerges as Singapore’s premier-designate, two things are certain. First, he will come from the People’s Action Party (PAP), the only ruling party Singapore has known since it became self-governing in 1959. — New Mandala […]

  20. Liam Gammon Liam Gammon says:


    We plan to record the panel discussion on the night and post the audio at New Mandala in the days afterwards. Keep an eye out for that when it arrives.

    Thanks, Liam (editor)