Social unrest

Opposing authoritarianism in Malaysia

Meet one of Malaysia's most prominent social activist at the Australian National University.

Us versus them – Othering in the Malaysian elections and beyond (Part 2)

Analysing the process of 'Othering' in Malaysia, between Muslims and non-Muslims, and citizens and non-citizens.

Universalising Islam in Malaysia

What would the impact of 'cultural dakwah' be in universalising Islam in Malaysia?

Behind Malaysia’s brain drain, surprise! Real people

Outstation....is to get people talking about their experiences, motivations, hopes and dreams, for themselves and for Malaysia.

Then they came for Adam Adli

One must never fail to notice the clear pattern of authoritarian rule that runs all the way back to the founding years of the nation.

Greater media freedom, really?

The Malaysian electoral authoritarian regime has hardened in its attitude and actions toward media freedom in various “waves” since reformasi.

Malaysian Indians and democratisation

Putting a human face to the Malaysian Indians who are struggling for their democratic rights.

Saving Bukit Kiara

A new dawn in ecological politics in Malaysia as green activism makes a comeback and gains significant ground.

KL112 and a new Malaysian identity?

In facilitating KL112, Pakatan Rakyat have created new myths that would solidify its presence in the memories or 'imagery' of Malaysians positively.

Once a Muslim, always a Muslim

Why do Muslims continue to believe and rely on legislation to get them to heaven?

Malaysia’s commodified Islam

In Malaysia, consumer habits aligned with aspirational piety form just another disciplinary mode to reinforce the boundary markers of identity.

Mahathir created Pakatan Rakyat

Did Mahathir plant the seeds to the current opposition coalition through his draconian measures to, ironically, stifle the opposition?

Women voters: courted – yes, respected – no?

Women are a focal point in Malaysian politics today, with some recent discussion of their ability as voters to decide election outcomes. But this has not translated into their increased representation at a political level.