Tiffany Teng

Musicians and poets in Myanmar have long been linked to political activism, and this is still true today. Though expressing their opinions and fighting for human rights may get them into trouble, these rebellious and audacious spirits channeled their anger into starting progressive social movements.

Thum Ping Tjin

In The Show with PJ Thum episode 2, historian Thum Ping Tjin ("PJ") explains how Singapore's electoral system is deeply unfair. It is designed to maximise the seats and votes for the governing People's Action Party (PAP), and the point of the system is to legitimise PAP rule, not to reflect popular will or ensure democracy.

James Tan, Karla Circe, Kathrinna Rakhmavika, Mandy Chan, Maya Schmidt

Artists reflect on how COVID-19 has changed life in Southeast Asia. Featuring James Tan, Karla Circe, Kathrinna Rakhmavika, Mandy Chan, and Maya Schmidt.

Ngiam Shih Tung

Singapore’s elections are deeply unfair. This article highlights Singapore’s system of electoral redelineation as one reason why. This system creates constituencies which are unrepresentative, arbitrary, and lacking in voter equality; and it does so in a way which lacks transparency, is extremely arbitrary, and heavily disadvantages non-governing parties.

New Naratif

This article presents an overview of Singapore’s electoral system, how it works, how and why it has been altered over the years, and the challenges it presents for representative democracy in Singapore.

Finneke Wolajan

Meskipun memiliki jejak sejarah yang panjang di nusantara, Yudaisme tidak termasuk dalam enam agama resmi Indonesia. Kini, sebuah komunitas Yahudi di Sulawesi Utara—tempat berdirinya satu-satunya sinagog di Indonesia—berupaya menghidupi kepercayaan mereka sambil berinteraksi dengan damai dengan pemeluk agama lain.

Finneke Wolajan

Despite a long history in Indonesia, Judaism isn’t one of the country’s officially recognised religions. But a small community in North Sulawesi—home to the only synagogue in the archipelago—isn’t letting that hold them back from worshipping while living in harmony alongside neighbours of other religions.

Thum Ping Tjin

Singapore's long history of elections is characterised by a tension between, on the one hand, a demand by the broader electorate for a responsive, accountable, government; and on the other, the desire of the government of the day to restrict the choice available to the electorate in order to achieve its desired outcomes while still retaining a veneer of popular legitimacy.

Tonggo Simangunsong

Pariwisata halal telah menjadi bisnis besar di Asia Tenggara beberapa tahun belakangan. Tetapi bagi masyarakat yang menempatkan babi sebagai komoditas penting dalam aktivitas ekonomi maupun budaya, inisiatif pemerintah ini menimbulkan kontroversi.