Malaysia celebrated its 1-year anniversary of changing the government from Barisan Nasional (BN) to Pakatan Harapan (PH) on 9 May 2019. In conjunction with the event, I analysed the process of democratic transition over a year and it is published in Malay Mail Online and The Malaysian Insight.
I shared thoughts on the politicisation of race and religion in Malaysia, featured in The Malaysian Insight on 1 May 2019. Race and religion debate has been long a significant feature of our national politics and it is rather unfortunate that the new government has not been able to change the narrative. Such scenario is highly unhealthy, … Continue reading News Quote: Race, religion rear ugly head again
Recently, I was interviewed on the topic of, why should Malaysia take part in international mechanisms such as United Nations, human rights treaties and Rome Statute. The video interview appeared in the episode of Newsflash produced by R.AGE, an international award-winning documentary journalism team, owned by The Star.
It is exciting to announce that SHAPE-SEA’s book project, “Exploring the Nexus Between Technologies and Human Rights: Opportunities and Challenges in Southeast Asia” is officially commenced at the Djokosoetono Research Centre (DRC), Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia. I will be the co-editor together with Dr. Deasy Simandjuntak, ISEAS Singapore for this project with various scholars … Continue reading Book Project: Technologies and Human Rights in Southeast Asia by SHAPE-SEA
On 8 April, I spoke on the importance of youth voice in democracy in the Modern Direct Democracy Forum in the Universiti Malaya (UM). Moderated by Member of Parliament Charles Santiago, in the same panel were Adrian Schmid from Swiss Democracy Foundation, Prof. Rajah Rasiah from UM and Thomas Fann from Bersih 2.0. Also in … Continue reading Modern Direct Democracy Exhibition and Forum
On 23 March 2019, I moderated a forum on "Social Contract and Its Relevancy in Malaysia" with Emeritus Prof. Datuk Dr. Shad Faruqi, Dr. Lim Teck Ghee and Mohamad Tawfik Ismail in the Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya. Here is the news report on the forum, by The Star.
I was formerly a columnist in The Malaysian Insider (TMI) from 2014 to 2016 until its blocking by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) that led to its final closure on 15 March 2016. Here is the link to my previous TMI column archives.