Public Commentary: A year after Malaysia changed government

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.

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News Quote: Race, religion rear ugly head again

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

Book Project: Technologies and Human Rights in Southeast Asia by SHAPE-SEA

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

Modern Direct Democracy Exhibition and Forum

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