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
Politics of literary translation in plurilingual Malaysia and Singapore
about 3 months ago
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
about 3 months ago
Ideas for an autonomous social science tradition have influenced scholars for two generations.
Other ways of remembering
about 4 months ago
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
about 5 months ago
The promise of the “New Malaysia” that would emerge after the historic 2018 election has been delayed again indefinitely.
Jawi: identity and controversy
about 6 months ago
The furore over a few seemingly innocuous pages in a textbook provide an indication of just how polarised Malaysian society has become.
RACE, RELIGION, AND MALAYSIASEE ALL MALAYSIA POSTS
Legitimate criticism of the government’s decision to obtain the state of emergency declaration is now a criminal offence under Malaysian law.
The Ministry of Health needs to make the strategic leap from awareness to research and intervention.
A NEW MALAYSIA?
The illusion that the domestic space is only a site for social reproduction is over, but what will replace it?
Land reclamation initiatives seek to side-step national regimes which had previously constrained the autonomy of local governments.
The COVID-19 crisis tested the boundaries of federal-state relations when decisions from the centre were not received well by state governments.
Recent developments indicate that the female empowerment agenda may critically regress under Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s new administration.
Ross Tapsell reviews a new book on Malaysian politics ahead of the ANU Malaysia Update 2020 “Alternative Visions for Malaysia”.
Malaysia has another new government; Tricia Yeoh looks at the ramifications of past leadership approaches on the new coalition's future.