Shariah law informs financial contracts and credit systems, and the growth of Islamic financing options provides an alternative to current debt-based banking systems.
With accelerating climate change making the need to decarbonise clearer by the day, two oil-dependent countries weigh how to preserve and present their historical fossil fuel infrastructure.
Four different female presidents led three Asian nations in recent decades. What does their legislative record tell us about the impact women leaders can have on women’s lives?
Political families have a strong hold on power in Southeast Asian countries – often to the detriment of the people they serve.
Over the past two years, labour restrictions, climate change and violent conflict have contributed to the record-breaking high prices of vegetable oil around the world.
TikTok is a new strategic tool for propagandists to push for political narrative during the electoral period.
Tracking misinformation and disinformation on TikTok is a difficult feat, a study finds
More than 100 world leaders have pledged to end the destruction of forests by 2030 as a way to slow climate change. That will require changing how the world produces four widely used commodities.
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.