The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights is often criticised for being ineffectual and “toothless” when it comes to addressing the region’s human rights issues. Representatives say that, while there has been some progress, it ultimately comes down to the individuals within the body.
Efforts are underway to get Indonesians to become more environmentally friendly and cut down the use of non-biodegradable plastics, even as businesses target Muslim consumers with halal-certified plastic products.
This week, Adam Bemma speaks with a Syrian refugee stuck in the transit lounge of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Victoria Milko visits churches in Yangon trying to keep ethnic languages alive, Calum Stuart talks to Michael Tatarski about online freedom and the cybersecurity law in Vietnam and Teguh Harahap reflects on his experience writing about LGBT “exorcisms”.
A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Typhoon Mangkhut does damage in the Philippines and heads towards Vietnam's far north, a former Indonesian president threatens to sue a website, and Kim Kardashian turns out to be another beneficiary of fugitive Malaysian businessman Jho Low's "generosity".
Perbincangan berkenaan ketidaksamarataan di Malaysia selalu berkait dengan kaum etnik, tetapi faktor geografi, sejarah, kelas masyarakat, dan dasar kerajaan juga memainkan peranan penting dalam masa hadapan seorang bayi lelaki yang lahir di negara ini.
Bisnis plastik halal adalah solusi bagi muslim di Indonesia yang tak mau menggunakan produk yang mengandung babi, tapi ada hal lain yang tak kalah pentingnya, yakni bagaimana memproduksi plastik dan menggunakannya dalam kehidupan sehari-hari agar tetap ramah lingkungan?
New Naratif turned one on 8 September 2018 and we marked the occasion with our members with a live recording of Political Agenda! Managing Director PJ Thum and Editor-in-Chief Kirsten Han reflect on a rollercoaster year and take questions from the audience.
A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Singaporeans sign petitions for and against the repeal of a colonial-era anti-LGBT law, the Vietnamese government hopes to set up social media platforms to rival Facebook, and the rupiah plummets in Indonesia.
A Chinese-Indonesian woman is just the latest casualty of Indonesia’s opaque blasphemy law. But despite allegations that the law targets religious minorities, there appears to be little political will to change it.
Berpergian ke kota-kota di Indonesia sudah seperti mimpi buruk bagi rata-rata pejalan kaki, apalagi para penyandang disabilitas. Mereka ditempatkan pada posisi yang kurang menguntungkan dalam berbagai kegiatan sehari-harinya.
In this week’s episode, Kirsten Han visits a modernist building in danger of demolition in Singapore, Samantha Cheh talks to PJ Thum about anti-LGBT pseudo-science in Malaysia, and Febriana Firdaus examines the challenges faced by local journalists in West Papua. Hosted by PJ Thum.