Top 10 ASEAN Stories of 2011
From floods, to elections to a shameful attack in London, The Diplomat picks its top stories from Southeast Asia.
Malaysia's Troubling "Peace" Bill
Malaysia has passed a bill that is supposed to ensure peaceful assembly. Critics say it’s a crackdown on freedom.
Sex, Politics & Seksualiti Merdeka
Malaysia’s decision to ban the Seksualiti Merdeka sexuality festival was depressingly intolerant.
Najib to Nix Controversial Laws
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says he plans to abandon the controversial Internal Security Act.
Najib, the Queen and the Pope
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s Europe tour is dogged by questions over a crackdown on the Bersih rally.
Malaysia's Winter of Discontent
Malaysia’s crackdown on the Bersih rally is condemned by rights groups. But Prime Minister Najib Razak stands firm.
Malaysia Rally Turns Ugly
Police in Kuala Lumpur fire teargas to disperse thousands who defied officials to join an anti-corruption rally.
Malaysia Shows True Colours?
Will a Bersih street rally for clean government go ahead as planned in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday?