The Melaka Gateway is threatening the livelihood of a seaside community that is now leveraging its Portuguese–Malay roots to survive.
Poverty policy making during the pandemic
about 2 weeks ago
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?
about 1 month ago
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
about 3 months ago
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?
about 6 months ago
The illusion that the domestic space is only a site for social reproduction is over, but what will replace it?
Art, culture, grief and loss in a time of crisis – 2020 Malaysia Update
about 7 months ago
Hosted by the ANU Malaysia Institute, the 2020 Malaysia Update was held at a time of public health, political and economic crisis globally. Malaysia too is facing unprecedented challenges, with political alliances shifting and restructuring, the economy contracting sharply during COVID-19, and many people at risk of losing their lives and livelihoods. At the Cultural...
RACE, RELIGION, AND MALAYSIASEE ALL MALAYSIA POSTS
Will current levels of caution on Bumiputera policies persist, or will the new government seize the opportunity to reform? Will it remain fearful of being accused of sidelining Malays, or will it make Malays more capable and competitive?
By drawing stricter boundaries between what is ‘Islamic’ and ‘un-Islamic’, and between who is ‘Malay’ and ‘non-Malay’, the anxiety about 'Malay unity' is addressed in a post-May 9 Malaysia.
Opponents of racism in Malaysia need to understand that proponents of racial politics do believe in race—and only by understanding the appeal of racial thinking can racism be defeated.
A NEW MALAYSIA?
The first in a series of podcasts providing a snapshot of Malaysia in the aftermath of GE14.
What has and hasn't changed about how the media report on politics and policy after GE14?
Two leading scholars on the ideological and institutional legacies Pakatan Harapan inherits from the BN regime.
The era of Malaysia's dominant federal government may be over as its leading states push for greater autonomy.
As Malaysians head to the most contentious elections since Merdeka, its citizens abroad are valiantly overcoming great odds to get their votes counted.
Both sides of the political divide are trying to woo a vastly underestimated, non-homogenous rural Malay public.