Febriana Firdaus

A conversation with Dian Yulia Novi, the first woman to be convicted for plotting a bomb attack in Indonesia, sheds light on the journey taken towards radicalisation and violence.

Aisyah Llewellyn

This week in Southeast Asian stories to watch: Who will be the Sultan of Yogyakarta's successor? A minister gets embroiled in a corruption case in Vietnam, while questions continue to swirl over plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.

Ainur Rohmah, Weiying Wu


Katharine Ee

The “tsunami rakyat” that brought Malaysia its first ever change in government was built on long years of hard work by the country’s civil society. There’s no time for them to rest on their laurels, but activists say they’ve already experienced great change on a personal level.

Andrew Nachemson

With Cambodia’s main opposition party out of the race, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party victory at the upcoming general election is assured. The challenge for Hun Sen, then, is not remaining in power, but maintaining the legitimacy to rule.

Vincent MacIsaac

While a lot English-language literature and writing tends to hark back to the country's tragic history of violence and genocide, young Cambodian authors are taking charge of their own narratives—and finding success.

Warief Djajanto Basorie, Weiying Wu


Ainur Rohmah

Muslim Cyber Army merupakan sebuah kelompok jaringan yang beroperasi secara luas secara online melalui berbagai media sosial seperti Facebook, menyebarkan konten anti Jokowi dengan dalih membela Islam. New Naratif menginfiltrasi kelompok MCA untuk mendapatkan informasi lebih dalam tentang bagaimana mereka beroperasi.

Ainur Rohmah, Aisyah Llewellyn

The Muslim Cyber Army is a wide network operating online via social media platforms like Facebook, spreading anti-Jokowi content under the guise of defending Islam. New Naratif infiltrates an MCA group to get a glimpse of how they work.

Jeamme Chia, Deborah Augustin

A mid-week vote for Malaysia’s 14th general election prompted an outcry as critics accused the ruling coalition of trying to impact voter turnout. But Malaysians have stepped up to organise a nation-wide “homegoing”, pooling money and resources to get out the vote.

Patrick Beech

As 9 May approaches, the Barisan Nasional government is faced with the possibility of being uprooted by their own former leader, Mahathir Mohamad. But can Mahathir (and his new image as Malaysia's grandfatherly champion) actually drive BN out of Putrajaya?

Aisyah Llewellyn

Occasional reports of tourist deaths draw sporadic attention to the dangerous consumption of poisonous bootleg alcohol in Indonesia, but methanol poisoning is a constant, silent killer across the archipelago.