The Southeast Asian transboundary haze is an almost yearly occurrence that’s been affecting multiple countries for decades. Alexandra Radu takes a look at the impact on Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysians and Singaporeans constantly squabble over the ownership of particular dishes, comparing street food cultures and making digs. But a closer look at the way hawkers have been managed reveals more about contemporary challenges in each country.
Sheena Gurbakhash was just a child when the Chinese and Malays clashed in Kuala Lumpur in May 1969. The May 13 riots highlighted the fragility of race relations at the time, and continue to raise questions about issues of privilege and place in the country.
Hanna Alkaf’s novel The Weight of Our Sky is the first Malaysian young adult novel to be published internationally. It also deals with mental illness and the race riots that took place in Kuala Lumpur on 13 May 1969.
Thum Ping Tjin sits down with James Minchin, author of “No Man Is An Island: A Portrait of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew”, to talk about his life in Singapore, his experience writing the book, his ban from Singapore, and his reflections on Singapore’s politics today.
This week, Adam Bemma speaks with a Syrian refugee stuck in the transit lounge of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Victoria Milko visits churches in Yangon trying to keep ethnic languages alive, Calum Stuart talks to Michael Tatarski about online freedom and the cybersecurity law in Vietnam and Teguh Harahap reflects on his experience writing about LGBT “exorcisms”.
Many Malaysians in Titiwangsa view their incumbent MP Johari Abdul Ghani as a local boy who cares for their well-being.
Past election results show that the Malaysian parliamentary constituency can be swayed by federal sentiments.
Political cartoonist Zunar has been a long-time critic of the Malaysian government and a target of oppression, but says he has the responsibility to keep using his talents to push for regime change and a better Malaysia.