Marketed as picturesque, up-market “heritage” experiences, Singapore’s colonial-style restaurants—whether knowingly or unknowingly—end up enforcing a racial hierarchy inherited from the British colonial era and maintained by Singapore’s ruling elite.
In Myanmar, the 2008 Constitution emphasises a “special place for Buddhism”. There were hopes a National League for Democracy government would promote greater religious tolerance, but activists have so far been disappointed.
For a while, #MeToo stories popped up in Vietnam. Yet the movement failed to take off. A year later, though, more discussion of sexual assault and harassment is taking place, after two cases that took place in residential lifts drove home the message that it can happen to anyone.
A recent ad campaign for an e-payment system in Singapore featured a Chinese Singaporean actor in brownface as a Malay woman and an Indian man. Responses have since demonstrated the need for deeper understanding and discussion of racism and power in the city-state.
In 2016, 22-year-old Febri made a decision to move to Syria and live under Islamic State, better known as ISIS. In the first of a special two-part series for New Naratif, Deputy Editor Aisyah Llewellyn reports on Febri's journey to Syria and the reasons why some Indonesian families made the decision to join the so-called Caliphate.
Gunung berapi Gunung Sinabung telah meletus selama beberapa tahun, menyebabkan ratusan penduduk desa mengungsi. Sekarang mereka terperangkap antara rumah pengungsi yang disediakan pemerintah atau kembali ke rumah lama mereka yang berada di Zona Merah Gunung Berapi.