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.
To save the orangutans we must both protect their forests and stop any hunting and killing within them.
Vast numbers of Rohingyas in the region are stateless, living in limbo. Therefore, the Rohingya repatriation deal, its terms, delay and successful implementation impacts upon the lives of millions.
With an election due by August, Malaysian politics has been spiced up – with a former prime minister re-entering the fray.
Indonesia announces it has outnumbered Thailand in terms of academic publication number. It's good news but Indonesia needs to make the studies more relevant to get more citations.
Agriculture and the pulp and paper industries, forestry and mining also contribute.
China's One Belt, One Road initiative is holding international summit in Beijing, but no Western leaders have said they are coming yet.
Objections from certain sectors of Malaysian society to the film neatly illustrates both the fear and lack of understanding of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country.
The House of Saud's recent efforts to push back against Iran have not paid off. Time to lock in some more allies.
Using nerve agents is banned under the Chemical Weapons Convention, but North Korea is not a party to it.
An adversarial international commission of inquiry, similar to one instituted to resolve a dispute between Britain and Russia in 1905, could break the deadlock over the downed flight.
Past studies point to traditional Confucian values and a refugee mentality as a reason for the business success of Chinese people living overseas, our research debunks this.
Talks among ASEAN leaders are often limited to political and economic issues, pushing problems with deep social and cultural roots like the persecution of ethnic Rohingya to the margins.
From stubborn military rule to religious 'mobocracy', five young democracies show signs of slipping backwards.
As domestic construction slows, Chinese property developers are starting to look overseas. The potential impacts are diverse, from property prices right through to regional diplomacy.
Participants in the latest organised by the Coalition for Clean and Fair Elections in Malaysia will face a repressive state apparatus as well as an intimidating counter-movement known as Red Shirts.