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
Caring for an aging Malaysia: beyond gender and filial norms
about 3 months ago
A system of aged care focused on filial responsibility unduly burdens women. The social protection system needs a bigger role.
Australia’s Malay history & heritage: Cocos (Keeling) Islands
about 5 months ago
At a graveyard beside the Indian Ocean lies insight into Australia’s ongoing multicultural history and heritage
Malaysia at 60: the urgency of inclusion
about 8 months ago
After six decades of federation, it’s time to bring minorities back into the vision of what, and who, the Malaysian national project is about.
Mental health as public health in Thailand
about 9 months ago
Lack of resources and public misperceptions mean that psychological services is a notable gap in Thailand’s health care system.
A labour agenda for Malaysia
about 1 year ago
Economic redistribution should start from giving workers bargaining power long denied to them.
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.