Can the new climate change ministry navigate the complex politics of competing interests when tackling the threats of extreme weather? Or is an independent commission answerable to Parliament needed to hold the government to account?
Reform-minded Malaysians are fatigued after two missed opportunities since 2008, with today's centrifugal politics generating even more social tensions. Not even Dr Mahathir’s surprise (re)emergence can mend those fractures, as Malaysians dream of the First World but still struggle in the Third as inequality worsens.
As Malaysia rushes to its GE14 on 9 May, the new anti-fake news law is primed against the state's critics, emboldening speech vigilantism by outsourced censors linked to the ruling UMNO party.
With Malaysia's Parliament now dissolved in the official rush to GE14's polling day, Sabah and Sarawak are again crucial states determining the winning coalition.
A discussion on how Australia, ASEAN, and the world might support democracy and human rights in Cambodia.
Read the former Australian foreign minister's remarks made at the "Cambodia on the Brink" conference in Canberra.
ASEAN's human rights mechanisms reflect the body's prioritising the interests of national elites. Don't expect it to be of use in resolving the Rohingya crisis.
Democracy in the region finds itself in dark days. Can anything save it?
Programs to increase women’s market competitiveness aren't a substitute for collective action for gender equality.
Our editor, Liam Gammon, offers some advice on getting your comment published.
Progressive activists should think outside the box to challenge key Trump policies in indirect ways, Sally Tyler writes.
Australian's vision for ASEAN defending international rules-based order totally unrealistic.
2016 was not a good year for the region's civil liberties, writes Bridget Welsh.
ASEAN’s struggle to be accepted and respected on the world football stage