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The gentrification of Chulalongkorn University

On the displacement of the traditional communities and vendors who reside on land owned by Thailand's oldest university.

Hypocrisy or imagination? Pseudo-pluralism in Indonesia

The Indonesian government's approach to Islamic outliers simultanesously marks them as dangerous and fails to protect the vulnerable from harm

Singapore: A Modern History – Faizah Zakaria speaks to Michael Barr on his new book

Michael D. Barr critiques the foundational timeline of the state-sponsored history known as the ‘Singapore Story.’

From ‘being Thai’ to ‘being human’: Thailand’s protests and redefining the nation

The People’s Party 2020 is redefining the nation by withdrawing the condition of "Thainess".

When Will Indonesia’s Film Industry Recover?

COVID-19 interrupted a boom for Indonesian cinema: their rate of recovery may be a bellwether for other sectors.

COVID-19 is eroding Indonesian local media’s role as watchdog

Local media are failing to supervise regional Indonesia, with many relying on government PR budgets or politicians’ fresh cash.

Governing a pandemic: centre-regional relations and Indonesia’s COVID-19 response

The current arrangements slow initial local responses without a corresponding payoff.

Sarawak state elections: testing the times

Conventional wisdom supports an incumbent win, but will GPS face any serious opposition as they take state nationalism to the polls?

Southeast Asian researcher looking at gender & sexuality? New Mandala is looking for you.

Funded by the ANU Gender Institute, NM's latest project offers workshops in developing a short video using readily available devices like smart phones and laptops.

The role of neighbourhood leaders in Indonesia’s COVID-19 response

Neighbourhood leaders enjoy high levels of public trust but concerns about legitimacy and conflict limit the extent to which they can implement COVID-19 restrictions.

The pro-democracy monks joining Thailand’s protests

"The protesting monks question the Sangha Council’s silence toward radical right-wing monks but relentless effort to suppress democratically minded ones."