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Malaysia

Azhar Harun: Speaker of the Lower House who descended to a ‘Government Lapdog’

There is an urgent need for a reform-oriented speaker to be appointed to combat toxic Malaysian parliamentary proceedings.

Public programs weekend: Our Grandfather Road

Interact with some of the most socially-engaged and topical art produced by contemporary artists both emerging and established from the region

Time to take a bow for the “Bossku” show that had many going

Last week, it became clear that the perception that Najib has huge public support is false.

NBSEAS: Nicole Curato talks to Baogang He about “Deliberative Democracy in Asia”

Professor He draws on a range of case studies in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines, and reflects on the wider trend of deliberative democratization in Asia and beyond.

“Mandatory” deaths for the poor, get out of jail free card for the rich in Asia

The fact that dirty money needs to be cleaned provides opportunities for law enforcement agencies in ASEAN to collectively monitor drug lords and drug traffickers.

Antisemitism in Southeast Asia: Stories from Jerusalem to Jakarta

Southeast Asian antisemitism has often bemused scholars and researchers, because it has been described as an antisemitism without Jews.

Rethinking self-censorship in Southeast Asia’s media landscape

By intentionally devising concealment strategies that maintain the core messages...research participants demonstrate their commitment to continue producing critical information while avoiding punishment.

Looking beyond borders at Asia Pacific Triennial 10 – Part 1

APT10 forces us to look past the categories of nation or ethnicity to embrace perspectives in life that are centred on multiplicity and hybridity, on community and friendship.

Mitos terbenam di Dasar Ekonomi Baru

Sistem hanya mengekalkan mitos bahawa tugas utama tindakan afirmatif adalah menangani kekurangan individu, bukan mengatasi kekurangan sistemik

Embedded myths of Malaysia’s New Economic Policy

Reproducing postcolonial subjectivities perpetuates the myth that affirmative action addresses individual deficits rather than systemic disadvantages.

Politics of literary translation in plurilingual Malaysia and Singapore

Literary translations between languages becomes a conscious, if not political, effort to let one another be heard within the national context.

Alatas and autonomous knowledge

Ideas for an autonomous social science tradition have influenced scholars for two generations.

Other ways of remembering

Do local peoples—hunter-gatherer, farmers, and others who are “missing” from historical records—remember in the same way? In subjecting memories to maps, we alter the knowledge...

Malaysia: The New Political Normal, for Now

The promise of the “New Malaysia” that would emerge after the historic 2018 election has been delayed again indefinitely.

Jawi: identity and controversy

The furore over a few seemingly innocuous pages in a textbook provide an indication of just how polarised Malaysian society has become.

Poverty policy making during the pandemic

In Malaysia, government social spending is on the decline while policy debates on critical issues such as UBI remain suspended.

Whither labour law reform in Malaysia?

The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic shows the role of trade unions is even more important in defending workers’ rights during the health and social crisis.

Groundhog day for Fake News in Malaysia

Legitimate criticism of the government’s decision to obtain the state of emergency declaration is now a criminal offence under Malaysian law.

COVID-19 flights to nowhere: radical escape or radical reimagining of the everyday?

The illusion that the domestic space is only a site for social reproduction is over, but what will replace it?

Mental illness in Malaysia: the imperative to destigmatise

The Ministry of Health needs to make the strategic leap from awareness to research and intervention.

National harmony: race, politics and campaigning in Malaysia

A new report analyses debates around social cohesion and a failed proposal for a National Harmony Commission in Malaysia in light of Pakatan Harapan's collapse

Creating land in the sea: the quest for greater state autonomy in Malaysia

Land reclamation initiatives seek to side-step national regimes which had previously constrained the autonomy of local governments.

Alternative Visions for Malaysia requires combating political clientelism

Ross Tapsell reviews a new book on Malaysian politics ahead of the ANU Malaysia Update 2020 “Alternative Visions for Malaysia”.