Friday, May 29, 2020
The under-22 men’s football tournament of the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) showcases the region’s top young talents such as Evan Dimas of Indonesia, Shahril Ishak of Singapore, and Chanathip Songkrasin of Thailand. It ought to have been their...
Now back in West Java with 36.7 million other Sundanese, this 28-year-old Muslim woman’s experience living in predominantly Hindu Bali highlights the problems with divisive elections. When Cindy was 15, she saw a killing in front of her school in...
From an Indonesian mayor to a make-up magnate in Myanmar, more and more women are refusing to accept the status quo. In 2009, Indira Gandhi, a Malaysian kindergarten teacher, temporarily lost custody of her three children. In March that year,...
Religious extremism has been an issue in Southeast Asia for decades. Even before the September 11 attacks, when religious extremism started becoming a buzzword in security circles, Southeast Asia has been grappling with such violent extremist (and undoubtedly skewed) takes...
Phuket has long been renowned for its glittering nightlife – bars and nightclubs line Bangla Road in Patong, blasting The Chainsmokers’ newest hits whilst friendly Thais approach wide-eyed tourists, recommending “ping-pong shows” with a wink. However, on 13 October...
When it comes to abusive treatment of domestic workers in Malaysia, you would think that you had seen or heard it all. Until you hear the sad, tragic story of Adelina Lisao. Adelina was a 26-year old Indonesian who hailed...
Governments all around the world today face the challenge of striking a balance between modernisation and the conservation of national culture and heritage. Singapore is no exception. Cultural conservation vs redevelopment in Singapore For years, Singapore has embarked on many policy initiatives...
With photo opportunities like the Sultan of Brunei’s lavish birthday banquet, is it any wonder some of Southeast Asia’s royals have as many Instagram followers as subjects? Brunei’s Prince Abdul Mateen – 10th son of the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah –...
Press freedom is now more important than ever. Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' provides an important lesson for us to learn about holding power accountable. I fully agree with renown director Steven Spielberg that there is an urgency to make his...
A Thai monk reflects on separatist violence in the country’s restive south. Before he was Phra Visuddho, he was Pisut Aungsupalee. In Thai “Pisut” means “purity”. When his master, Phra Upaseno ordained him as a monk, he took the Pali...

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