Provinces in Thailand’s deep south have been the site of ongoing violent conflict since 2004. With a long-waited election approaching in March, peace and human rights activists are running for office and hoping to seek peace through democratic means.
What’s in a name? A Chinese-Indonesian reflects on names, politics, culture and identity in Indonesia.
Indonesia heads to the polls in mid-April, and campaigning is already in full swing. As the incumbent Jokowi faces off once more against former army general Prabowo Subianto, a war of words has been unleashed.
Our first round-up of 2019! This week: smoking bans in Malaysia, public transport in Ho Chi Minh City, criminal cases in Indonesia and a family feud in Singapore rears its head again.
It’s been a big year for us, finding our feet and growing our platform. As we hurtle towards the new year, members of the New Naratif team pick out some highlights from 2018 that you shouldn’t miss.
Amid concerns of rising religious intolerance in Indonesia, a women-led movement for moderate, progressive Islam is pushing back.
Amid an increase in cases of religious intolerance across Indonesia, artists are fighting back by using their work to promote unity and diversity.
Although still a minority in Singaporean society, evangelical Christians have been making themselves heard. It’s brought the culture war usually associated with the United States to the island republic’s shores.
A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: the death of Vietnam’s president leaves us wondering how things will play out, violence among football fans in Indonesia grabs headlines again, and Singaporeans have anti-fake news laws to look out for following a Select Committee report.
Efforts are underway to get Indonesians to become more environmentally friendly and cut down the use of non-biodegradable plastics, even as businesses target Muslim consumers with halal-certified plastic products.