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.
A study of Batek hunter-gatherers from Malaysia shows how laughter can shape our ethical values.
Granting refugees in Malaysia the legal right to work will empower them, give them the chance to accumulate social and capital resources, and benefit them and the country.
Why do some countries grow faster than others? Innovative local companies play a key role.
A year after China stopped accepting most scrap material exports, other Asian countries are following Beijing's lead, forcing wealthy nations to find domestic solutions for managing their wastes.
The world mourns the loss of Malaysia's last male Sumatran rhino. Can anything stop the slide of the species towards extinction?
Palm oil production is a leading cause of deforestation in Asia, but an EU ban may make matters worse.
Jokowi's re-election may put the global biodiversity at risk
The former Malaysian prime minister has repeatedly tried to delay his trial for corruption. But the new government is committed to making sure he has his day in court.
His trial has been delayed – and he's using every opportunity to gain a new following.
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.