The Enemy that is Ourselves


Compilations of articles have in the past decade been a popular format through which political analyses and discussions about Malaysia are publicised. This is a clear reflection of how informed public debates take place in the country, and how serious readers choose to examine ideas put forth by their fellows.

And so, for anyone who prefers stimulation beyond blog entries and commentaries, informed articles make fruitful reading. In the larger context, they have come to embody public intellectualism since the digital media age in Malaysia began at the turn of the century. Malaysiakini was a major player in this development, and it was followed by others such as the news site The Malaysian Insider and the essay-based The Nut Graph, among many others.

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