Eight Years Later⁠—Malaysia’s Sedition Act Is Still In Place

Passed during colonial rule three years after the British re-imposition from Japan, Malaysia’s Sedition Act of 1948 still remains the law of the land despite

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These officials flouted lockdown rules in Myanmar, Malaysia, and the Philippines

In Malaysia and the Philippines a particularly strict enforcement of these measures saw thousands of arrests and heavy penalties for violations from March onwards.
But a number of government officials were caught violating the very quarantine protocols they were supposed to oversee.

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Progress: Women’s Education in Southeast Asia

The struggle to better educate the youth has yielded success in all corners of the globe and is perhaps most uniformly pronounced in Southeast Asia. With data by the Stockholm based Gapminder Foundation, this post delves specifically into the progress of strengthening women’s education in the region. Taking into account girls aged 15 to 24, the latest data comes from 2015.

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