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31 December 2016
"Has halal political correctness gone overboard? Will we one day see moral police invading houses to ensure that we are eating only halal food? When will common sense prevail?"
23 November 2016
"Is this the type of country that we Malaysians want to live in, where corruption runs amok, elections are rigged and innocents are placed behind bars?"
17 September 2016
Malaysian Animal Lovers Launch Online Petition Against Malacca State Law Banning Dogs at Terrace Houses
"Take action only [against] dog owners who do not comply through fines or means other than forcing them to give up the dogs."
7 August 2016
Where can you find the largest Catholic cathedral in Asia, the world's largest religious monument, and the only mosque without a dome? Only in Southeast Asia.
26 July 2016
"I'm angry that the money is used like a personal bank account. More angry at the fact that Malaysian Official #1 is an untouchable here."
21 July 2016
"Not only is what he did illegal, but beyond disrespectful to victims of the disaster who had no choice but to leave their homes."
15 July 2016
"This is a serious defeat. It is another version of the Cuba missile crisis. The whole world is watching China fall into the trap. So stupid."
23 April 2016
Human rights groups and media freedom advocates denounced the proposal as a curtailment of free speech, adding that the move reverses Malaysia's earlier stated commitment to promoting Internet freedom.
23 March 2016
Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?
11 March 2016
Prime Minister Najib Razak is battling corruption charges at home, but online he's basking in a new hashtag campaign. Except the #RespectMyPM movement didn't trend for the reasons Najib hoped.
3 March 2016
"We feel that the time has come for Malaysians to demand for media and internet freedom in light of the latest assault on freedom of speech in Malaysia."
28 February 2016
The Malaysian Insider News Website Blocked by Authorities for Posting ‘Unverified’ Report on Government Corruption
"Such unilateral action could also be construed as an attempt to intimidate the media against running critical news reports."
21 February 2016
Michael Rogge has uploaded a collection of videos documenting life in Japan and other parts of Asia at the dawn of the continent's economic transformation.
17 February 2016
The Malaysian government is now blocking the blogging platform Medium, in an apparent effort to censor the Malaysian investigative news organization Sarawak Report.
13 February 2016
"Public scrutiny is part of the democratic process that serves as the foundation of Malaysia. Satirical images and comments made against government official[s] should not be considered as a crime."
4 February 2016
"The future terrifies me: I just can't see how our institutions can recover, how our political atmosphere can become less toxic, how our international reputation can be repaired."
1 January 2016
13 December 2015
The theme of justice resonated across Southeast Asia as activist groups highlighted their governments' human rights violations and other abuses.
29 November 2015
To the World, He's Malaysia's Most Famous Political Prisoner. To His Daughter, He's Simply ‘My Dear Papa’
Nurul Hana Anwar channeled her sadness into a recently published book, "My Dear Papa". The collages inside offer a deeply personal picture of her father Anwar Ibrahim.
28 November 2015
When the Malaysian government imprisoned Anwar Ibrahim, they did not just take away his political career. They also took away a grandfather, a father and a husband.