Ram Anand speaks to Professor James Chin, University of Tasmania’s Professor of Asian Studies, to answer the top questions on what comes next after Malaysia’s fifteenth general elections: the Anti-Hopping Law (AHL), the Unity Government, and the impact of the upcoming six state elections.
Who You Gonna Call? MPs, ADUNs, and Local Councillors in Malaysia
Learn about the different levels of government representatives in Malaysia, and who you should talk to about neighbourhood or national issues.
Is Malaysia’s Parliament Dead?
Deborah Augustin speaks to Arveent Kathirtchelvan and Chong Yee Shan from Parti Sosialis Malaysia about the limitations of electoral politics and potential alternatives to this system.
Duit Right: How to Fix Malaysian Political Financing
Political financing in Malaysia is privately-sourced and largely unregulated. Ensuring accountability and transparency is key for free and fair elections.
I Was Interrogated by the Singapore Police – AMA With PJ Thum
PJ Thum discusses the ongoing campaign of harassment and intimidation by the Singapore government against New Naratif, and talks about his experience being interrogated by the Singapore police.
Myanmar Activist: We Want Our Own Script
Amid the anti-coup protests in Myanmar, activist Thinzar Shunlei Yi went into hiding to avoid arrest. After years spent protesting her country’s military, she explains why current demonstrations must do more than just restore civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Making Opposition Politics Relevant and Diverse in Singapore
Wendy Low and Terence Soon, the newly appointed heads of the Progress Singapore Party’s new Women’s and Youth Wings respectively, talk to PJ Thum about the Youth Wing and its relationship to the party as a whole. They also discuss the challenges to creating a more diverse PSP, especially with regard to women and youth.
Building a New Opposition Political Party in Singapore
Wendy Low and Terence Soon, the newly appointed heads of the Progress Singapore Party’s new Women’s and Youth Wings respectively, talk to PJ Thum about why they decided to join politics, what they hope to achieve, their values and vision for Singapore, and the challenges of establishing their respective wings.
Singaporean Foreign Policy in the Eras of Trump and Biden
Prof Ian Chong, returns to talk about Singapore’s place in Trump’s foreign policy; how that will change under Biden; the repercussions of domestic behaviour on international relations; and how the lack of discussion in Singapore on where Singapore’s interests lie negatively affects the country.
An American Political Insider Explains American Politics
Antonio Peronace, the founding Creative Director of the Democratic Caucus in, first, the House of Representatives and then the Senate, answers your most curious questions about the nature of American politics from the perspective of someone who has intimately participated in it for well over a decade.