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Fake News and Operation Coldstore

Amid the Cambridge Analytica scandal and the rising threat of fake news, Singapore too, has decided to look into the possibility of implementing an Anti-Fake News law. A Select Committee was formed in January to examine the problem of deliberate online falsehoods by considering the views of 79 indiv...

The Battle For Malaysia

The Election Commission is breathing a sigh of relief. In spite of the aggressive objections made by opposition MPs, their contentious redelineation report had flown through parliament with relative ease. 129 members of parliament voted in support of the motion, while 80 opposed it - a balance that...

The Selective Outrage Against Malaysian Women

The ruckus at last weekend's Women’s March was a result of a long-standing discrimination against women. But the recent uptick in prejudicial and patriarchal acts might have been prompted by the outrage from Neelofa’s hijab launch at Zouk. These past few weeks saw Malaysian women become...

Trouble in Taman Rimba: The Plot

Recent revelations regarding the proposed development in Taman Rimba proves that it's a case woven in the sticky webs of politics. The Federal Territories Ministry and Kuala Lumpur Mayor are at odds with three different communities in the city, amidst allegations of overdevelopment and conflicts of...

Muted #MeToo's in Malaysia

Header image credit: TheWalrus.ca 2017 was a reckoning for sexism. Issues of sexual misconduct have been thrown into the global spotlight - growing from strength to strength with every high-profile allegation. But in Malaysia, conversations regarding sexual harassment has barely scratched the...

Razak Baginda: Haunted by his past

“I’m just someone who wants to move on with life. If anybody wants to remind me of my past, by all means, but I will leave you behind and I will move forward”.Those weren’t the words of a contemplative author writing a self-help book, they were instead spoken by Dr. Abdul Raz...