Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Now back in West Java with 36.7 million other Sundanese, this 28-year-old Muslim woman’s experience living in predominantly Hindu Bali highlights the problems with divisive elections. When Cindy was 15, she saw a killing in front of her school in...
Governments all around the world today face the challenge of striking a balance between modernisation and the conservation of national culture and heritage. Singapore is no exception. Cultural conservation vs redevelopment in Singapore For years, Singapore has embarked on many policy initiatives...
Parents seek answers in the death of son, who was burnt with a steam iron and beaten before succumbing to his injuries more than a week later. At 11.30pm on June 1, Zulkarnain Idros, a 53-year-old taxi driver, received a...
With photo opportunities like the Sultan of Brunei’s lavish birthday banquet, is it any wonder some of Southeast Asia’s royals have as many Instagram followers as subjects? Brunei’s Prince Abdul Mateen – 10th son of the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah –...
Fearing the worst, many villagers such as Nyoman Gerti take refuge in relief centres set up amid the threat of a volcanic eruption, but able-bodied men stay back to secure their valuable livestock. The last time Bali’s Mount Agung erupted...
The under-22 men’s football tournament of the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) showcases the region’s top young talents such as Evan Dimas of Indonesia, Shahril Ishak of Singapore, and Chanathip Songkrasin of Thailand. It ought to have been their...
Inspired by his past, a determined refugee running a school in a Selangor suburb gives children displaced by violence the chance for a better life. Sadek Ali Hassan is a 44-year-old teacher living in Malaysia. He is also a Rohingya....
Amid international condemnation for Myanmar’s handling of the violence in Rakhine state, many among the country’s other Muslim minorities fear a similar fate – but not all lay the blame at their de facto leader’s feet. At the time of...
Trapped on a fishing boat, a determined Burmese man escapes and helps expose crimes against humanity in the name of profit. "There was no hope for us. Every day was the same. We’d wake up at 5am. I would have...
It's May 1998 and the Rupiah has collapsed. There are race riots in Jakarta. Chinese-Indonesian owned businesses are being targeted. In Solo, some 556km to the east of the capital, Sumartono Hadinoto, a Chinese-Indonesian businessman is worried. He knows something...
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