Hanna Alkaf’s novel The Weight of Our Sky is the first Malaysian young adult novel to be published internationally. It also deals with mental illness and the race riots that took place in Kuala Lumpur on 13 May 1969.
Accused of defaming Islam, former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama paid the price with a two-year jail sentence. Now free, is Ahok returning to politics reborn or avoiding controversy with a “safe” new career?
Over 4,000 people in Pasir Gudang in Johor have been affected by a chemical dumping disaster in the Kim Kim River. A massive clean-up operation is underway, but it’s not yet clear when the culprits behind the pollution will be held to account.
The Weight of Our Sky karya Hanna Alkaf ialah novel genre dewasa muda dari Malaysia yang pertama diterbitkan di peringkat antarabangsa. Ia juga berkisarkan penyakit mental dan rusuhan kaum yang bertempat di Kuala Lumpur pada 13 Mei 1969.
This week in Southeast Asia: elections are creeping up on countries around the region, Indonesia grapples with flooding, and Sabah and Sarawak are left hanging waiting for a constitutional amendment in Malaysia.
It's been about a year since Singapore's Select Committee on Deliberate Online Falsehoods held its open hearings. Although no Bills have yet been tabled, Singapore is expecting legislation to deal with "fake news" and foreign interference. But what would their impact be?
Suaka margasatwa di Indonesia saat ini telah menjadi tempat menarik untuk mengamati spesies yang sedang terancam punah atau sudah di ambang kepunahan. Namun mereka merupakan bukti luasnya perburuan liar dan perdagangan satwa ilegal yang semakin marak terjadi kepulauan Indonesia.
Provinsi di selatan dalam Thailand menyaksikan konflik ganas semenjak 2004. Menjelang pilihanraya yang dinanti-nantikan pada bulan ini, aktivis keamanan dan hak asasi manusia bertanding dengan harapan mencapai keamanan melalui proses demokratik.
"To Which My Brother Laughed" is a new play born from a collaboration between Malaysia’s artistic and queer communities following the public caning of two women in Terengganu for being in a same-sex relationship.
The Singapore debut of Swedish black metal band Watain was abruptly cancelled after a petition by Christians gathered over 17,000 signatures. The cancellation highlights issues of stigma against the sub-culture, and religious influence in the city-state.
Provinces in Thailand’s deep south have been the site of ongoing violent conflict since 2004. With a long-waited election approaching in March, peace and human rights activists are running for office and hoping to seek peace through democratic means.