Muslim Melanau strongmen rule in Sarawak

Democratisation beckons even in Sarawak, where Muslim Melanau strongmen have held sway for a few decades. As civil society and access to information expands,...

Is Sarawak deforested?

Lim Swee Bin caught up with Brimas director Mark Bujang and seized the opportunity to find out the real extent of deforestation in Sarawak....

Making sense of the Sarawak state elections

The upcoming Sarawak state election has grabbed our attention and the outcome could have far-reaching implications for both BN and Pakatan. Faizal S Hazis...

Shan refugees in Malaysia (Part 1)

To mark World Refugees Day on 20 June, we carry a three-part story by Antonio Graceffo on the difficult and perilous plight of Shan...

Azmi Sharom, human being

Straits-mongrel interviews Azmi Sharom, who challenges us: If I am a human being, how can I be treated otherwise? Equally so, how can I...

Understanding anti-Malaysianism in Indonesia

Farish A Noor longs to see the day when the political and ideological boundaries between Malaysia and Indonesia will be overcome by a higher...

Bersih 2.0 – A day trip to Kuala Lumpur

Sembang-sembang recalls a memorable day-trip to KL on 9 July 2011 and describes what he saw and heard. I had to make that trip. Najib...

What’s so ‘dirty’ about Bersih 2.0?

Surely, it’s not dirty thinking on the part of concerned Malaysians to crave for a Bersih Malaysia, muses Mustafa K Anuar. We’ve heard it...

Sleepless in Sarawak

Whichever way you look at it, the political outlook does not appear rosy for Taib and the other component BN party leaders who are...

Toying with history again in Malaysia

Farish A Noor advises the scholars who claimed that British Malaya was never truly a colonial construct to take a trip to the library....

An open letter to Sarawak Christians

A group calling itself 'Sidang Injil Baru (Renewal Evangelical Mission of Sarawak)' has issued an open letter to Christians in the state urging them...

Sex and ‘moral Malaysia’

Judging from the nation’s history of selective persecution, it appears that politicians bearing any hint of sexual misconduct are deemed to be far worse...

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