The five principles underpinning the Indonesian state are now being revived to counter right-wing religious rhetoric in the country, but could also be a useful political tool as it heads towards its 2019 presidential election.
A look at the stories to watch in Southeast Asia this week: Is Najib about to get arrested? What do the Indonesian regional elections mean for next year’s big race? And what about the MoU between Bangladesh and Myanmar?
For those in Indonesia with few employment options and limited capital, selling drugs can be a lucrative and easy way to earn extra money—thanks to surprising support from the local community.
A look ahead at the stories to watch this week: the authorities seek a ferry sunk in Lake Toba over the Eid holiday, Cambodia gears up for its elections, and Will Nguyen remains in police custody.
A spate of deaths in Kratie province has drawn attention to Cambodia’s problematic mining industry after reports that cyanide, used to flush gold mines, was found in the water.
16 years ago, Timor-Leste reclaimed its independence after decades of brutal occupation. The world’s attention turned away. But for the women whose contributions to independence go unrecognised, the fight never stopped.
Recent testimonies of sexual assault and harassment have brought discussions surrounding #MeToo to Vietnam, but entrenched bias and mindsets have proven difficult to shift.
In Myanmar—and across Southeast Asia more generally—women are generally under-represented as sources in the media. Efforts have sprung up across the region to address this problem, and through it, change the way in which women are perceived.
People in Myanmar often claim that there’s gender equality, but women who decide to enter journalism tell a different story.
A look ahead at the stories to watch in Southeast Asia this week. Is the region going to be able to host a World Cup soon? Meanwhile, Duterte has a frightening new plan.