The Dayak indigenous group in Kalimantan has a long history of traditional tattooing and elongating of the ear lobes as a sign of beauty and nobility. In recent years, however, modern stigma has put an end to this centuries-old practice.
The implementation of a syariah penal code specifying brutal punishments has thrust Brunei into the international spotlight. With Hollywood celebrities boycotting hotels and condemnation from multiple fronts, it is worth paying attention not only to those who are speaking out, but those who are not.
This week in Southeast Asia: the Malaysian Parliament narrowly misses the threshold needed to amend the Federal Constitution, Cambodians head home to celebrate the Khmer New Year, and Indonesia enters its "quiet period" ahead of the vote on 17 April.
Jokowi telah gagal memenuhi janjinya untuk Masyarakat Adat pada pilpres 2014. Kini, mereka bingung harus memilih paslon mana karena kubu Prabowo Subianto bahkan tidak membawa program untuk kelompok tersebut.
Indonesian presidential hopeful Prabowo Subianto is hoping to sweep to victory when Indonesia goes to the polls in April 2019. But he faces strong competition across the archipelago, and not least of all in his hometown in Sulawesi.
The Singapore government is seeking to pass new legislation to deal with “fake news” and misinformation on the Internet. Critics have already raised concerns about freedom of expression and press freedom, but less discussed thus far are issues related to academic freedom in the city-state.
Sungai Santan pernah menjadi jantung kehidupan desa. Tetapi aktivitas perusahaan tambang telah mencabik ekosistem lokal, mengubah sungai yang semula jernih menjadi berlumpur dan memancing buaya-buaya lapar turun ke hilir.