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FEATURE
Oct 2017

Malaysia: Absolutely a Secular State

According to the Constitution, Malaysia is a secular state. But this notion is lost on many.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Aug 2017

A History of the Malay Left: Part One

Distrust, fear, resentment – these gave rise to the Left.

PROFILE
Mar 2017

Between Rose and Thorn

Roja is not your average woman. This is her story.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

A Mortar Board Does Not Guarantee Employability

It can take a long time for higher education to pay off.

CARPE DIEM
Jul 2016

Hudud Threatens the Future of Malaysia

The hudud issue arises again – and we must address it with greater urgency.

FEATURE
May 2016

Lessons on Democracy from the Middle East

Amid the strife post-Arab Spring is a sense of optimism, where ideals are kept alive.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

In Malaysia, every year is a year of festivals

With a myriad of festivals happening in Malaysia annually, one man decides to catalogue them.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

One country’s Merdeka is another’s damage control

To gain a fuller insight into Malaysia’s attainment of independence, we need to look at the adjacent puzzle pieces as well.

PROFILE
Oct 2015

Living hyphenated

Malaysian-Australian writer, poet, musician and spoken word artist Omar Musa talks about identity and art.

COVER STORY
Feb 2015

The Unity Fetish

Instead of celebrating diversity and allowing for societal hybridisation to flow freely, Malaysia is unhealthily obsessed with the notion of unity.

FEATURE
Feb 2015

#jesuischarlie: Will the real Charlie please stand up?

Paris-based Penangite Bram Tan explores the identity behind Charlie, in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Sep 2014

Why such fear of unity?

Negara-ku – a movement that aims to promote unity, peace and harmony, and oppose racism, hatred, extremism and violence – has been vilified by certain quarters from the day of its inception.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

It begins with the narrative...

Founder and president of the Cordoba Foundation Dr Anas Al-Tikriti explains how yesterday’s conjured narratives have become the reality of today.

FEATURE
Jun 2014

Mustafa Akyol: A Muslim case for liberty

Altaf Deviyati discusses liberalism in Islam with Mustafa Akyol, prominent Turkish writer and journalist.

COVER STORY
May 2014

Karpal Singh: Will for justice

A tribute to Karpal Singh, the Tiger of Jelutong.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

The rise of Islamist conservatism in malaysia

Islam's evolution and future – what's in store for Malaysians?

FEATURE
Oct 2013

Embracing Islam's Diversity

Prof Mohsen Kadivar sheds some light on the different sects of Islam, and why they should be embraced.

COVER STORY
Sep 2013

Time for a second federation in Malaysia?

Malaysia is 50 years old. It's time for us to re-examine what our federalism means.

COVER STORY
Mar 2013

Malaysians Take Charge

Over the last five years Malaysia has seen much change, including a new two-party system. Ooi Kee Beng explores how social activism is changing the face of politics in the country.

COVER STORY
Sep 2012

Tariq Ramadan – Islam Reviewed From Within

Time Magazine called him one of the 100 most influential people in 2004. We chat with Tariq Ramadan on Islam in the 21st century, and the importance of education and individual dignity in empowering societies.

COVER STORY
Aug 2012

FOR A SOCIETY CIVIL AND DECENT

Ambiga Sreenevasan on civil society and why "Malaysians are a great people."

BOOK REVIEW
May 2011

Straits Muslims: Diasporas of the Northern Passage of the Straits of Malacca

This collection of articles by six authors makes a bold attempt to tell the complex story of the different peoples who had Islam as their common religion, and who plied the northern end of the Straits.

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