Research

Godofredo Ramizo Jr.

As ride-hailing apps spread in Southeast Asia, conflict and violence arise from the collision between drivers for these apps and drivers for conventional transport such as taxis. A close look at how conventional drivers justify their opposition to ride-hailing apps offers clues on appropriate government response.

David Hutt

How did Thailand’s newspaper public sphere go from an arena with critical reporting, where even the King engaged in public debate, to where it is now: heavily censored, with journalists fearful of reporting even on trivial matters?

Aidila Razak

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.

Aidila Razak

The discussion of inequality in Malaysia usually proceeds on racial/ethnic lines, but geography, history, class, and policies play a massive role in determining the opportunities available to a young man at birth.

Kenneth Cheng, Clarence Kuna

Pilihanraya kerajaan tempatan merupakan satu aspek penting dalam politik Malaya pada tahun 1950an, tetapi ianya dimansuhkan pada tahun 1965. Kebangkitan semula demokrasi tempatan ini merupakan langkah pertama ke arah meningkatkan kebertanggungjawaban demokratik, ketelusan dan kejelasan dalam sistem politik.

Kenneth Cheng

Local elections were a crucial part of Malaya’s political landscape before being abolished in 1965. Reviving local democracy will increase democratic accountability, transparency and clarity in the political system.

Tay Jing En

The actual “Smart Nation” that Singaporeans live in is one where personal data is widely collected, inadequately protected, and easily misused; and the ruling elite benefits from keeping the public in a state of ignorance and apathy.

Ooi Kok Hin, Clarence Kuna

Persempadanan semula kawasan pilihan raya yang tidak sah dan yang melanggar perlembagaan akan mengakibatkan pilihan raya yang tidak adil dan ini akan membentuk Parlimen yang tidak menggambarkan pemilihan yang dibuat rakyat Malaysia.

Ooi Kok Hin

The unconstitutional and illegal redelineation of Malaysia’s constituencies will create an extremely unfair election and result in a Parliament that is unrepresentative of Malaysia’s people.

John Lee

Contrary to the Prime Minister's stated position of "Live and Let Live", cradle to grave discrimination in Singapore results in gay men being economically poorer and less healthy, and consequently leading shorter and more impoverished lives.

Cristina Nualart

Vietnamese artists like Truong Tan formed the vanguard of LGBTQ visibility in a country where “traditional customs” carry much weight.

Sol Iglesias

The “War on Drugs” waged over a year now by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte is not about addressing drug crime at all. It’s the use of violence for political control and it’s happened before—in Davao City.

Teo You Yenn

How we imagine people—their capacities, values, and moral worth—shapes how we treat them. The myths, imaginations, and assumptions about poverty, wealth, welfare, and wellbeing in contemporary Singapore are important to confront because they affect how people are oriented to each other in society, how problems are defined and consequently how they are dealt with or overlooked.

Lai Ah Eng

To work on multiculturalism in Singapore is to wander in a wondrous maze of diversities and their limitless combinations and exchanges. However, it is also to walk into a minefield of complexity, challenge and conflict in which one can easily get confused and lost, encounter misunderstanding and misjudgement, and experience uncertainty and anxiety.