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Cash or Kind? The Debate Over Humanitarian Assistance Continues in Malaysia
September 13, 2019
Cash or Kind? The Debate Over Humanitarian Assistance Continues in Malaysia
Despite the clear advantages of cash-based assistance, globally, such aid still only accounts for a lowly 6 percent.
Cash or Kind? The Debate Over Humanitarian Assistance Continues in Malaysia
Can New Malaysia Move Beyond Old Race Divides?
August 14, 2019
Can New Malaysia Move Beyond Old Race Divides?
A key government adviser has renewed calls for an end to race-based affirmative action that favors the Malay majority.
Can New Malaysia Move Beyond Old Race Divides?
The Orang Asli: Fighting for Ancestral Land in Malaysia
August 13, 2019
The Orang Asli: Fighting for Ancestral Land in Malaysia
Malaysia’s indigenous tribes are trying to lay modern claims to lands their people have lived on for centuries.
The Orang Asli: Fighting for Ancestral Land in Malaysia
Turkey and Malaysia Boost Cooperation, Eyeing Defense Industry and Islamic Unity
August 09, 2019
Turkey and Malaysia Boost Cooperation, Eyeing Defense Industry and Islamic Unity
Economic relations, and defense industry ties are at the forefront, but can this partnership also pave the way to greater unity in the Muslim world?
Turkey and Malaysia Boost Cooperation, Eyeing Defense Industry and Islamic Unity
Will Refugees Be Allowed to Work in New Malaysia?
June 04, 2019
Will Refugees Be Allowed to Work in New Malaysia?
Over a year after the election of Pakatan Harapan, refugees in Malaysia have heard positive signals but seen little change.
Will Refugees Be Allowed to Work in New Malaysia?
The Future of a ‘New Malaysia’
April 19, 2019
The Future of a ‘New Malaysia’
A conversation with renowed Malaysian journalist Leslie Lopez.
The Future of a ‘New Malaysia’
What Does the Cameron Highland By-Election Mean for the Orang Asli?
February 02, 2019
What Does the Cameron Highland By-Election Mean for the Orang Asli?
There is a sense of optimism on the ground that the ingredients for meaningful change are finally present.
What Does the Cameron Highland By-Election Mean for the Orang Asli?
Can ASEAN Play a Greater Role in the Mekong Subregion?
January 30, 2019
Can ASEAN Play a Greater Role in the Mekong Subregion?
ASEAN should aim to be “central” in the Mekong subregion too.
Can ASEAN Play a Greater Role in the Mekong Subregion?
No Silver Bullet for Fake News in a New Malaysia
January 12, 2019
No Silver Bullet for Fake News in a New Malaysia
The Anti-Fake News Act (AFNA) 2018 should be repealed, but Malaysia’s leaders need to work on a suitable replacement.
No Silver Bullet for Fake News in a New Malaysia
Deep Waters, Close Quarters: Malaysia and Singapore’s Cross-Strait Disputes
December 20, 2018
Deep Waters, Close Quarters: Malaysia and Singapore’s Cross-Strait Disputes
Singapore-Malaysia relations are at a low amid an ongoing dispute over waters off Tuas.
Deep Waters, Close Quarters: Malaysia and Singapore’s Cross-Strait Disputes
Saudi Arabian Relations Under Strain in Southeast Asia
November 07, 2018
Saudi Arabian Relations Under Strain in Southeast Asia
Saudi Arabia's relations with Malaysia and Indonesia, in particular, are worth watching for signs of cooling enthusiasm.
Saudi Arabian Relations Under Strain in Southeast Asia
Refugee Child Marriages in Malaysia: #WhoCares?
October 18, 2018
Refugee Child Marriages in Malaysia: #WhoCares?
If Malaysia is serious about stamping out child marriage, especially vulnerable refugee children must also be protected.
Refugee Child Marriages in Malaysia: #WhoCares?
How Will the Mahathir-Anwar Transition Play Out in Malaysia?
September 29, 2018
How Will the Mahathir-Anwar Transition Play Out in Malaysia?
The future of an unlikely alliance is far from certain.
How Will the Mahathir-Anwar Transition Play Out in Malaysia?
Mahathir Sets New Course for Malaysia in First 100 Days
August 18, 2018
Mahathir Sets New Course for Malaysia in First 100 Days
Evaluating Malaysia's new government 100 days after its surprising election win.
Mahathir Sets New Course for Malaysia in First 100 Days
Putting out the Fire: The Water Dispute Between Malaysia and Singapore
July 19, 2018
Putting out the Fire: The Water Dispute Between Malaysia and Singapore
Water has been one of the most contentious items in recent bilateral relations between the two countries.
Putting out the Fire: The Water Dispute Between Malaysia and Singapore
Upgrading Conventional Railways in Asia: A Practical Alternative to High Speed Rail?
July 18, 2018
Upgrading Conventional Railways in Asia: A Practical Alternative to High Speed Rail?
Rather than go all in on HSR now, Southeast Asian countries could focus on upgrading their current narrow gauge systems.
Upgrading Conventional Railways in Asia: A Practical Alternative to High Speed Rail?
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