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
Malaysia at 60: the urgency of inclusion
about 3 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 4 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 8 months ago
Economic redistribution should start from giving workers bargaining power long denied to them.
The return of Anwar
about 10 months ago
Anwar has a chance to bring stability and reform, but he'll be on a short leash within his coalition and besieged by race-and-religion politics.
Malaysia’s new struggle over state power
about 10 months ago
The UMNO era is over, but its political economy model and the social conflicts it created still set the terms of the new politics.
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.