Musicians and poets in Myanmar have long been linked to political activism, and this is still true today. Though expressing their opinions and fighting for human rights may get them into trouble, these rebellious and audacious spirits channeled their anger into starting progressive social movements.
Meskipun memiliki jejak sejarah yang panjang di nusantara, Yudaisme tidak termasuk dalam enam agama resmi Indonesia. Kini, sebuah komunitas Yahudi di Sulawesi Utara—tempat berdirinya satu-satunya sinagog di Indonesia—berupaya menghidupi kepercayaan mereka sambil berinteraksi dengan damai dengan pemeluk agama lain.
Despite a long history in Indonesia, Judaism isn’t one of the country’s officially recognised religions. But a small community in North Sulawesi—home to the only synagogue in the archipelago—isn’t letting that hold them back from worshipping while living in harmony alongside neighbours of other religions.
Cambodian Muslims in Phnom Penh say they are experiencing a drop in customers frequenting their businesses and other discrimination after a number of reported infections within their community were linked to a religious gathering in Malaysia.
Pariwisata halal telah menjadi bisnis besar di Asia Tenggara beberapa tahun belakangan. Tetapi bagi masyarakat yang menempatkan babi sebagai komoditas penting dalam aktivitas ekonomi maupun budaya, inisiatif pemerintah ini menimbulkan kontroversi.
As Vietnam’s economy booms, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are experiencing unprecedented levels of air pollution. What does this mean for their residents, and how big of a role will renewable energy play in solving the deadly problem?
Halal tourism has become big business in Southeast Asia in recent years. But in communities that have traditionally celebrated pigs, this initiative by local governments has caused concern and contention.
Malaysia has a new government in place after much political turmoil, putting an end (for now) to much speculation. It’s easy to view this recent saga as a struggle between personalities, but Malaysia’s political woes are embedded in a problematic electoral system.
Despite the fightback by human rights defenders, the situation in the Philippines remains extremely grave for many activists on the ground and a climate of impunity prevails. Failure to act will put many more activists at risk.
It’s been a rollercoaster ride of a week for Malaysians as they watched their politicians horse-trading and jockeying for political gain. Following the appointment of Muhyiddin Yassin to the premiership, Malaysians are worried that all their efforts to create lasting change in their country might be for naught.
Hidup sebagai pengungsi politik di Inggris, aktivis Benny Wenda memimpin Gerakan Pembebasan untuk Papua—mengkampanyekan kemerdekaan tanah airnya, yang berjarak hampir separuh dunia dari tempat ia tinggal sekarang.
While the Singapore government has approached the fight against COVID-19 with characteristic bureaucratic efficiency, the outbreak has highlighted vulnerabilities and deeper issues in Singaporean society.
Hampir dua tahun selepas perubahan rejim di Malaysia, rakyat digemparkan dengan wayang kemelut politik, apabila Perdana Menteri Mahathir Mohamad meletak jawatan di saat pergelutan kuasa antara puak dan parti yang berlarutan sepanjang hujung minggu yang dramatik.
A new censorship scandal has struck the Malaysian art scene. This isn’t new for the country’s National Art Gallery, but Ahmad Fuad Osman’s case has disrupted the usual official silence and undermined the shadowy powers directing the development of visual arts in the country.
Almost two years after regime change in Malaysia, Malaysians were treated to a spectacle of political turmoil as Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad handed in his resignation amid struggles between factions and parties over the course of a dramatic weekend.
Tensions have simmered, with occasional eruptions, between Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his younger siblings for years. It’s a family squabble that has brought much embarrassment to Singaporeans watching from the sidelines, but this fight shouldn’t just be seen as a domestic affair.
Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake ecosystem has been strained by hydropower dams, drought and unprecedented forest fires. Now, surrounding flooded forests, people who rely on them, and the forests’ carbon-capturing potential face increasing threats.
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