Malaysia

The role of Singapore, Malaysia and Australia in ASEAN centrality
The role of Singapore, Malaysia and Australia in ASEAN centrality
A special Interpreter series ahead of the 2024 ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Melbourne, 4-6 March. Read more articles in this thread. The ASEAN-Australia Special…
The great offshore decommissioning
The great offshore decommissioning
Battered by sea and wind, and eventually destroyed by economics, much of Australia’s offshore oil and gas structures are coming down. The latest estimates from the Centre of…
The surprising link between piracy and Covid-19
The surprising link between piracy and Covid-19
The Singapore Strait is experiencing a spike in maritime piracy attacks, with the incidence increasing from 12 attacks in 2019 to 38 in 2022, and an upwards trend continuing into…
No neutrality in espionage: Why is Malaysia tangled up in a spying case in Norway?
No neutrality in espionage: Why is Malaysia tangled up in a spying case in Norway?
News reports emerged last week that the Norwegian authorities had recently detained a man identified as a Malaysian citizen in Oslo for alleged espionage. It was confirmed that…
Malaysia at 60: One country, three visions
Malaysia at 60: One country, three visions
On 16 September, the Federation of Malaysia – a country widely regarded as a Southeast Asia success story – will celebrate its 60th anniversary. While neighbours such as Indonesia…
Pipe dreams: Turning an interconnected ASEAN gas market into a reality
Pipe dreams: Turning an interconnected ASEAN gas market into a reality
The development began in the 1960s when the Southeast Asian natural gas sector grew significantly after discoveries in Indonesia, Brunei and Malaysia. In the decades that followed…
Are Australia’s neighbours ready for AUKUS?
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Are Australia’s neighbours ready for AUKUS?
The AUKUS fallout has not prevented positive momentum in Australia’s relations with South-East Asia, yet regional concerns still lurk below the surface, and Canberra needs to…
Malaysia’s Anwar steps out abroad to bolster his standing at home
Malaysia’s Anwar steps out abroad to bolster his standing at home
Nearing the hundred-day mark of his tenure, Malaysian Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim is emerging as one of Southeast Asia’s leading statesmen – one whose voice could help move the…
Indonesia gets the ball rolling on domestic worker rights
Indonesia gets the ball rolling on domestic worker rights
Last Wednesday, after almost 20 years languishing in the legislature, the Domestic Worker Protection Bill was publicly endorsed by Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in an…
The Interpreter 2022: Your most-read articles
The Interpreter 2022: Your most-read articles
Almost 3 million readers turned to The Interpreter over the year – an audience that increasingly reaches far beyond Australia. In 2022, roughly four out of every five Interpreter…