Secularism And Political Religion


How Will PAS Matter in Malaysia’s Election?

The conservative Islamic party could play an important role in upcoming polls or thereafter.

No safe place for SEAsia’s Shia Muslims

Rising anti-Shiite sentiment owes to Saudi-influenced Wahhabism, a literalist reading of Islam that promotes intra-religious persecution

Aung San Suu Kyi: Culpable of ‘Genocide’?

Will the international community contend with Aung San Suu Kyi’s culpability for the violence in Rakhine State?

Political Islam has populist appeal

Politicians in Malaysia and Indonesia are taking increasingly hardline positions to win votes and stay ahead of shifting grass root sentiments


Najib’s Dangerous and Self-Serving Rohingya Campaign

The Malaysian prime minister’s intrusion into a sensitive issue in Myanmar carries risks of its own.

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