Malaysia one step closer to authoritarian rule


The five-year jail sentence imposed on opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim last week, writes JAMES GIGGACHER,  raises serious questions about the future of Malaysia’s politics and opposition movement. The fate of long-time opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim was decided on 10 February – and along with it the increasingly slim democratic prospects for his native Malaysia. With […]

ASAA prizes

Joint winners  for 2014 ASAA Thesis Prize


A Murdoch University PhD student who spent four months covertly employed by a construction firm as part of his research, and a specialist in the history of activism, social movements and the Indonesian left are the 2014 joint winners of the ASAA’s prestigious Thesis Prize for the best Asian Studies doctoral thesis written in Australia. […]


Guilt and shame linger over Indonesia’s 1965–66 killings