Warief Djajanto Basorie

Accused of defaming Islam, former Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama paid the price with a two-year jail sentence. Now free, is Ahok returning to politics reborn or avoiding controversy with a “safe” new career?

Alexandra Radu

Over 4,000 people in Pasir Gudang in Johor have been affected by a chemical dumping disaster in the Kim Kim River. A massive clean-up operation is underway, but it’s not yet clear when the culprits behind the pollution will be held to account.

Ronny Buol

Suaka margasatwa di Indonesia saat ini telah menjadi tempat menarik untuk mengamati spesies yang sedang terancam punah atau sudah di ambang kepunahan. Namun mereka merupakan bukti luasnya perburuan liar dan perdagangan satwa ilegal yang semakin marak terjadi kepulauan Indonesia.

Hathairat Phaholtap, Adriana Manan

Provinsi di selatan dalam Thailand menyaksikan konflik ganas semenjak 2004. Menjelang pilihanraya yang dinanti-nantikan pada bulan ini, aktivis keamanan dan hak asasi manusia bertanding dengan harapan mencapai keamanan melalui proses demokratik.

Daniel Peters

The Singapore debut of Swedish black metal band Watain was abruptly cancelled after a petition by Christians gathered over 17,000 signatures. The cancellation highlights issues of stigma against the sub-culture, and religious influence in the city-state.

Hathairat Phaholtap

Provinces in Thailand’s deep south have been the site of ongoing violent conflict since 2004. With a long-waited election approaching in March, peace and human rights activists are running for office and hoping to seek peace through democratic means.

Aisyah Llewellyn

This week in Southeast Asia: the Trump-Kim summit clears out of Vietnam, streaming is set to come to an end in Singapore's schools, Indonesia commemorates International Women's Day, and big issues will be debated in Malaysia's Parliament.

Brennan O'Connor

Hundreds of people have sought refuge in the no-man’s land between Mae Sot in Thailand and Myawaddy in Myanmar. Smuggling and trafficking is a common occurrence, but most of the residents are simply struggling to survive in this limbo.

Jolene Tan, Mark Wong, Wong Pei Chi, Nadhir Nor

The Criminal Law Reform Bill introduced in Parliament finally removes marital immunity for rape in Singapore… or has it? Three campaigners who have worked for years on the issue are startled to find that marital immunity will continue to exist for child marriages.

Ronny Buol, Aisyah Llewellyn

Wildlife reserves in Indonesia have become popular attractions to observe endangered species on the brink of extinction. But the very presence of these rescued animals shows how widespread the problem of illegal wildlife poaching and trade has become across the archipelago.

Teirra Kamolvattanavith

Conservative anti-abortion beliefs are commonplace in Thailand and planted into the minds of Thai women from a young age. The stigma around abortion throws up barriers to access for those who need it, and exacts a psychological toll on those who opt for it.

Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon

The sudden passing of a veteran artisan has left a gap in the encaustic cement tile-making industry in Cambodia. His apprentice is now working to build a new workshop and play a role in keeping the craft alive.