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Singapore's Election Runs Counter to Global Trends

Daniel Wagner | Posted 09.16.2015 | World
Daniel Wagner

Modern Singapore's political landscape has often served as a bellwether (or mirror, as the case may be) for what other countries in Asia have come to expect from their polities.

Malaise in Malaysia: Corruption in High Places

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

Malaysia may not be in big trouble yet. While it still has a robust free press and whistleblowers are protected, the current issues have a chance to be addressed fairly. But the media is under pressure to conform and whistleblowers have been arrested instead of the corrupt officials.

Malaysia and the Muslim Spring

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

The movement behind the Arab Spring has a different connotation in Southeast Asian countries where Burma for example, is slowly transitioning into democracy and Thailand and Pakistan are emerging from periods of military rule.

Rebuttal to Josh Treviño on Anwar Ibrahim's Trial

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

It is true that most Western media have not taken the accusations against Anwar Ibrahim too seriously. There are three good reasons for this.

Malaysia's Bridge is Falling Down

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

The modern splendor of Kuala Lumpur help disguise one of the world's most insidious authoritarian governments. Sadly, this country's appalling human rights record remains buried