Thailand has seen massive pro-democracy demonstrations this year calling for constitutional reform. Thai news site, Prachatai, unpacks what is behind the protests, what is happening now and what the future may hold for Thailand.
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.
The Citizens’ Agenda: The Parties Respond
Nearly a year ago, we embarked on the Citizens’ Agenda: our quest to find out what our Singaporean community thinks are the most important issues facing Singapore, and then to write and commission articles on those subjects. Now, with Singapore’s General Election looming, we complete our journey by telling you how the political parties responded to the issues.
NN Explains: The Singapore General Elections
Singaporeans go to the polls on 10th July. Here’s an explainer to get you up to speed on the big picture and what’s at stake in the Singapore General Elections.
Campaign of Hate? Fake News and Anti-Refugee Rhetoric in Malaysia
Hate speech targeting refugees in Malaysia, often rooted in false information, has spread online as the nation stares down the threat of COVID-19. The allegedly organised rhetoric has turned some against refugees and migrants alike.
NN Explains: What Is Voter Secrecy?
Voter secrecy ensures that individuals can cast their votes without fear or favour—key to ensuring free, fair and competitive elections in democracies.
How the PAP Government Abuses “Rule of Law” to Control Singapore
PJ explains how the People’s Action Party in Singapore uses/abuses the concept of the “Rule of Law” to control all forms of political activity, by criminalising all behaviour but selectively investigating, harassing, and charging only its critics and opponents. Also, he tries to sell you some cologne.
How the PAP Nanny State creates Dependence and Controls Citizens
Historian Thum Ping Tjin (“PJ”) explains how the People’s Action Party in Singapore, through purposeful social design since the 1960s, has created a system through which the state is able to intimately interfere in peoples lives and create public dependence on the state; and how this dependence on the state then makes people afraid to speak up or oppose the government.
The Importance of Polling Agents and Counting Agents
Citizen volunteers – Polling Agents and Counting Agents – are crucial for fair and honest elections. Volunteer to be one today!