September 24, 2020
Social Reformers Challenge Malaysia’s Islamic Hardliners Over Headwear
By Luke Hunt
To wear or not to wear: The hijab is a matter of choice — and politics.
August 19, 2020
Malaysian State of Kelantan Seeks to Make Folk Drama Shariah Compliant
By Asif Ullah Khan
The PAS-led state government wants to “correct” the “un-Islamic” parts of Main Puteri, an indigenous Kelantanese dance form.
June 30, 2017
The End of Malaysia’s Multi-Ethnic Coalition?
By Stephan Giersdorf
Najib Razak's embrace of an Islamic party overturns a decades-long tradition of narrowing ethnic and religious divides.
May 17, 2017
Islamic Fashion on the Rise in Malaysia
By Ana Salvá
As many Muslim women choose to dress modestly, more brands are joining this juicy market
February 22, 2017
Here Come the Malaysian Morality Police
By Ana Salvá
As hardline Islam rises, lawmakers in Malaysia will debate a controversial bill to increase sharia punishments.
April 05, 2016
Bumpy Start for Malaysia’s First Sharia-Compliant Airline
By Amy Chew
Delays, canceled flights and handwritten boarding passes.
December 25, 2014
Malaysia’s Moderate Voices Urge Islamic Law Reform
By Mong Palatino
An open letter urging discussion has attracted widespread support among Malaysian moderates.