Much of Cambodia experienced water shortages this dry season, but in Sihanoukville, locals and officials say drought, rapid building and population growth have placed new hardships on people’s access to water.
Many people lost their lives between 1998 and 2007 in Poso, Sulawesi. Now residents once swept up in the vortex of conflict choose to remember it with a dry humour—while still mindful of the potential for more violence.
Banyak orang kehilangan nyawa dalam konflik di Poso, yang terjadi sejak tahun 1998 hingga 2007. Sejumlah warga yang dulu terlibat dalam konflik tersebut memilih untuk mengenangnya dengan cara bercanda, seraya mewaspadai potensi kekerasan berikutnya.
Colonial era laws have been maintained and used to silence critics in Brunei. But it’s not just about the law; the entrenched fear of speaking out is so deep that people self-censor even if actual prosecution is uncommon.
Demonstrasi dan perarakan yang meluahkan bantahan berupaya menjadi manifestasi ketara pergerakan aktivisme dan sentimen di peringkat akar umbi. Tetapi bagaimana pula mereka yang tidak boleh menyertai perarakan tersebut, atas sebab-sebab tertentu? Apa yang boleh mereka lakukan, dan adakah ia mencukupi?
Demonstrations and protest marches can be highly visible manifestations of activism and grassroots sentiment. But what of those who aren’t able, for a variety of reasons, to join such marches? What can they do—and will it ever be enough?
As part of an irregular series, we highlight historical articles that not only offer an interesting window into the past, but can also help shed light on the world today. First up: an article written by the then-Secretary-General of the University of Malaya Socialist Club Tommy Koh in 1959.
Fake pharmaceuticals have plagued Southeast Asia for years, yet governments have been accused of underestimating the scale of the problem. A controversial new study suggests the illegal trade of fraudulent medicines is still thriving in the region.
The authorities in Yangon, Myanmar, had meant for the move of the Strand Night Market to ease traffic congestion and improve the regulation of street hawkers, but gaps in planning ended up causing a drop in business.