Malaysia

16. Apr 2013

Who can meet the expectations of the majority?

Elections, government, InFocus, Malaysia, political parties, politics

  Malaysia’s thirteenth general elections (GE13) will be a battle of the coalitions, pitting the world’s most successful ruling coalition – the 13 party Barisan Nasional (BN/National Front) against the 4 year old, three party Pakatan Rakyat (PR/People’s Pact/People’s Alliance). It is not easy to categorise the two opposing coalitions and its members as they […]

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26. May 2012

Lady Gaga and the Fake Rolex Affair

culture, Indonesia, InFocus, Malaysia, Philippines, politics, pop music, Thailand

By Anya Palm This weekend’s big event in Bangkok was a concert with the colorful pop artist, Lady Gaga. The star is doing her “Born This Way Ball” 2012 tour in Asia, and while Lady Gaga is in the region purely to perform and entertain, her visit has stirred quite a bit of political attention. […]

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7. Sep 2009

Well-deserved boomerang hits Malaysia by Anya Palm

InFocus, Malaysia

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28. Jun 2009

A visit to Malaysia’s only (legal) casino

corruption, InFocus, Malaysia

Malaysia’s only casino, Casino de Genting at Genting Highlands Resort, is for high rollers. For the filthy rich and for the middle men. And for those with dirty money that needs washing.

By Anya Palm 

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19. Dec 2008

Towards a better understanding

InFocus, Islam, Malaysia, Pakistan, Singapore

Timo Kivimäki, Senior Researcher, NIAS and Gerald Jackson, Editor in Chief, NIAS Press

In the West, Islam is often presented in a very simplified manner (much as the West is interpreted in simplified terms in many parts of the Islamic world). This is no surprise but in fact is typical in situations where there is tension between two parties.

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