Two things contribute to increased COVID-19 cases in several countries in Southeast Asia: human mobility and activities and the spreading of new coronavirus variants.
Palm oil is responsible for widespread deforestation and labor abuses, but it’s also cheap and incredibly useful. That’s why many advocates call for reforming the industry, not replacing it.
New cases have more than doubled in the past two weeks, sparking concerns that last month’s Eid holiday could have been a super-spreader event.
The risk of coronaviruses jumping species is low, but if you look for it, you will find it.
Scientists in Malaysia monitored a forest for 20 years after deforestation.
Continued persecution in Myanmar and dire living condition in Bangladesh push Rohingya people to keep seeking refuge.
Indigenous people in rural Borneo associate the coronavirus with modern life, not their traditional hunting.
There is a growing movement in Sabah and Sarawak for increased sovereignty or outright secession. Many feel the promises of federation haven’t been delivered.
In a society built on the notion of racial and religious superiority, Najib’s verdict will be seen by many as a story of personal greed rather than a failure of the system.
Successful memes don’t often happen by accident. And COVID-19 has become a popular topic for their creators.
After Muhyiddin Yassin’s new government came to power in March, tolerance for criticism and dissent has been in short supply.
The story of how many Asian garment manufacturers joined this different supply chain during the pandemic – with no help from western retail customers.
Release of GM mosquitoes in Florida is imminent. But a multidisciplinary team of scientists believe that more studies are needed first. They encourage a publicly accessible registry for GM organisms.
Our research found how “blaming others” attitudes related to stigmas surrounding COVID-19 in Indonesia and Malaysia.
A scholar who has reviewed the efforts of nations around the world to protect their citizens from foreign interference says there is no magic solution, but there’s plenty to learn and do.
In Southeast Asia like in many other developing regions, a large segment of the population don’t have access to the Internet and electronic devices.
To mitigate the dissemination of medical hoaxes, Southeast asian governments have taken various approaches.
Instead of boycotting palm oil, source it from pastureland and not recently logged forests.
Constructing fancy ‘smart cities’ might not be the best solution for Africa’s rapidly urbanising populations.
We have developed an online tool to help authorities identify which areas they should focus on for reducing forest fires and haze in order to maximize overall health benefits.