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Daniel Chandranayagam

Daniel Chandranayagam is a freelance writer and researcher, who also offers occasional consultation on legal matters and business development. With a background in law and legal editing, Daniel has been writing and researching for close to ten years. His blog is at http://pottedplot.com/, and he is the Chief Editor for the CSR Digest (http://csrdigest.com/).

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Latest posts by Daniel Chandranayagam

Malaysia: What's The Real Deal With Palm Oil?

Palm oil has become the target of criticism from environmentalists and green activists in recent years. Daniel Chandranayagam sums up the issues surrounding the impact of palm oil production in...

Activism and Motherhood in Asia

What does a woman sacrifice for the cause she fights for? How are her children affected by persecution taken against her? This post explores briefly the lives of women activists...

How the recession has affected motherhood

When the economies of world plummeted late last year, that “motherhood” would be a victim of the spiraling trend might not have been foremost in the minds of most. However,...

Singapore: More Cash ≠ More Babies

Will a cash incentive make women want to have a child? Going by recent figures under Singapore’s recent Baby Bonus initiative, a government plan to raise declining birth rates in...

Malaysia: Humans as Commodities

In early 2009, Malaysia had the dubious privilege of being investigated by the US senate for the trafficking of humans. News reports stated that the migrants involved were mostly from...

Malaysia: To Live By The Slopes

Within the period of two days, two landslides caused much damage and death in Kuala Lumpur. This perhaps might not have made such major headlines had it not occurred just...

Malaysia: The Plight of Penan

The Penan tribe, indigenous people of East Malaysia, have taken quite some press and blog space this year. Bloggers react to stories of abuses committed against the Penan Tribe.

Malaysia: Are the police being too brutal?

A peaceful rally in Malaysia was violently dispersed by the police. Civil society groups have condemned the dispersal, especially the use of force, the repression of assembly and expression, and...

Southeast Asia: The Power of the Pontianak

One of the most enduring legends of South East Asia is the Pontianak, said to be a bone-white lady, with ruby-red eyes, who is borne from her death in birth-giving....

Reforming the Malaysian Judicial Services

The Malaysian judiciary has long been criticised of corruption, and also for being less-than expeditious in its process. With the resignation of de facto Law Minister, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, the...

Malaysia's Jungle Spirits

Lush with primary and secondary virgin jungle, Malaysians have long held a respect for the forests. It also helps that myths, whether bearing down from the forefathers or from urban...

Malaysian Media Council: Double handcuffs or media freedom?

Amidst a number of recent journalistic blunders, Malaysia’s Home Minister, Syed Hamid Albar, announced that the government has full intention of establishing a national media policy, together with a regulatory...

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