Almost one-third of countries around the world are authoritarian regimes with the trappings of democracy. Their bad behavior poses a threat to real democracies, as the United States recently learned.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg says the Malaysian leader has a history of making derogatory comments about Jews.
Calls to ban palm oil could get a very different response among people who live in the same forests as orangutans.
The influence of Saudi money and ideology may be too big to dismantle in Malaysia and Indonesia.
British troops allegedly killed 24 unarmed villagers in Batang Kali in 1948, but the government still refuses a public inquiry.
Universities are never a neutral ground that can be isolated from political processes.
Corruption can never be eliminated. Whether we like it or not, it has always been part of human nature and will continue to infect society.
The world's largest financial scandal has toppled a government, threatened a currency, and revealed deeply problematic failings at a buccaneering Swiss bank.
Malaysia's former leader is facing charges related to a wide-ranging financial scandal. The new government is sending a message that it's serious about cleaning up corruption.
In the 1800s, a group of Southeast Asians were taken to the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, now part of Australia, by an English merchant. Their descendants are seeking Indigenous status from Australia.
In an exclusive interview, Professor James Scott discusses anarchism and State resistance by so-called “powerless” actors. Excerpts for The Conversation France.
Malaysians voted for change in this month's election. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's new administration now needs to deliver.
Malaysian voters tossed the corrupt Najib Razak out of office despite efforts by his party to sway the result. A former dictator is back in charge, about to free his onetime political foe from jail.
The bearded boar is rarely honoured, yet its role in the forest of this island in the Malay archipelago is as crucial as it is emblematic.
After 61 years, Malaysia has finally seen the opposition take control. What now?
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees assesses the refugee claims of millions of people worldwide. It needs to be more open about what it discovers and how it makes decisions.
It was more than a storm in a teacup when the judges of UK Masterchef displayed their ignorance about South-East Asian food.
The fake news label has been used by politicians to discredit unfavourable media stories. But even assuming good intentions, new laws are incapable of tackling the menace.
How the new criminal code bill will be harmful for Indonesian children in Sabah, Malaysia.
Malaysia’s audacious use of dirty politics and pre-electoral rigging to tilt the level playing field in its upcoming general elections is contributing to a global democratic crisis.