Unlike totalitarianism, there can be some degree of free speech and debate over policies in authoritarian systems. But those who challenge the leaders’ authority often become targets of physical or emotional abuse.
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.
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.
Pragmatism is a common claim made by politicians but is a vague term used to justify all sorts of means to an end. What are we willing to accept or overlook in order to reach our goals?
What are human rights, and why do we need them to live together? Who do they apply to? This comic by Xiao Ming Tang takes a closer look at the issue.
Voter secrecy ensures that individuals can cast their votes without fear or favour—key to ensuring free, fair and competitive elections in democracies.
How deadly is COVID-19? What happens if it can’t be contained? Baffled Bunny talks to Doctor Duck and his cousin, Data Duck.
Different political parties or factions represent different political interests that exist in a society. But partisanship becomes a problem when the interests of the party overrides the collective good of society.
The novel coronavirus is grabbing headlines around the world now, but how worried should we be about it? Baffled Bunny and Curious Cat consult Doctor Duck.
A basic idea associated with democracy is “rule of the people, by the people, and for the people”.