Since 2008, women from Sabah’s Sukau Village have planted trees to connect forest fragments and preserve the area’s biodiversity. COVID-19 stopped their work for months, resulting in the deaths of many newly planted trees. Now, they have returned to the forest.
Nama Sempekat MA63? Nama kebuah ia mai reti ti besai ngagai Sabah enggau Sarawak
Ba dalam Sempekat Malaysia 1963, Sabah enggau Sarawak bela nyadi kaban kunsi begulai enggau dulu kelia dikangau Serakup Persekutuan Malaya, tang pia penemu tu nyu makin majak lenyau. Ditu meh kebuah mulai ke ia serta nama mai ia besai reti ngagai semua.
What Is the MA63? And Why it Is Important to Sabah and Sarawak
Under the Malaysia Agreement of 1963, Sabah and Sarawak were equal partners to the former Federation of Malaya, but this standing has since been eroded. Here’s what restoring it will mean, and why it’s important.
“We’re Asking for Fairness”: The Long Fight Against Racism in Brunei
While many of Brunei’s social media influencers may have felt compelled to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement, some Bruneians have accused them of hypocrisy for not having spoken out against deep-rooted racism in the country.
Religion, Stigma and Criminalisation: The Challenges Facing Suicide Prevention in Brunei
In Brunei, attempting suicide is still a crime. While some people try to seek help, religious beliefs, stigma and the law hamper efforts to prevent a growing number of suicides.
What Makes Our Makan
Food occupies a very special place in the Malaysian psyche. But what is it that makes a dish authentic?
“What We Decide Will Be All That Remains”
Every year, countries in Southeast Asia are affected by the transboundary haze generated by forest fires on peatlands. When cities are cloaked in smog, people complain about the slash-and-burn practices, only to move on once the smoke clears. This comic is the first in a series of pieces about the haze in Southeast Asia.
Critiquing the Response to Brunei’s Syariah Penal Code
Earlier this year, international attention zeroed in on Brunei and its implementation of the Syariah Penal Code. But the international media attention only focused on specific aspects of the SPC, oversimplifying the situation and neglecting to mention other human rights abuses and concerns.
Brunei’s Tightening Grip on Freedom of Expression
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.
NN Explains: The Indonesian Presidential Elections
Indonesians will vote for their next president on 17 April. If you aren’t familiar with the Indonesian presidential election process, here’s an explainer to get you up to speed.