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.
Tag: Freedom of Religion
Indonesia’s Silence over Xinjiang
Indonesia has shown its commitment to promoting rights elsewhere in the region. It should do no less for Muslims in China.
The Progressives’ Ustaz
Ustaz Wan Ji Wan Husin is a rare religious preacher in Malaysia, working to reach out to people across ethnic and religious lines. But his activities as a progressive religious preacher in a largely conservative system means he’s run up against resistance and state-led repercussions more than once.
NN Explains: What Is Democracy?
A basic idea associated with democracy is “rule of the people, by the people, and for the people”.
The Citizens’ Agenda: The Top 5 Issues by GE 2015 Constituencies
678 members of New Naratif’s community responded to stage 2 of The Citizens’ Agenda, and this is how they responded based on their constituency.
Hell in the House of God
Residents of Singkil, a largely Christian area in Muslim-majority Aceh Province, struggle to preserve their houses of worship, highlighting the problematic and even contradictory state of religious harmony in Indonesia.
NN Explains: Toleration, or Living with Disagreement & Difference
It’s not unusual for there to be tensions and conflict within societies, given the variety of groups, interests, and concerns. Instead, the key is how we navigate these tensions, in ways that do not endanger or discriminate against others.
The Citizens’ Agenda: The Top 5 Issues and Results Analysis
678 members of New Naratif’s community responded to stage 2 of The Citizens’ Agenda, and they were very clear about the biggest issues facing Singapore and what they want politicians to talk about at the next election.
NN Explains: Why Is the Protection of Minorities Important?
Majorities and minorities exist in every society. Why is it important to society to think about minority representation and rights?
Leap of Faith: Interracial Relationships in Contemporary Malaysia
Interracial and interfaith relationships aren’t unique to Malaysia, but it does get more complicated in contemporary Malaysia than in many other contexts, especially when the state sees ethnicity and religion as overlapping and heavily regulates and intervenes in deeply personal matters.