Max Walden is a journalist and PhD candidate at the Melbourne Law School.
Covid-19: Refugees at risk
Cash payments and mobilising asylum seekers with medical training are measures to help refugees survive the pandemic.
A fugitive preacher ignites controversy in Malaysia
The government’s shielding of Zakir Naik tests PM Mahathir Mohamad’s commitment to equal rights and democratic values.
Even if Prabowo loses, Sandiaga Uno will win in Indonesia’s election
Not somebody with humble beginnings, the rapid rise of Prabowo Subianto’s running mate also shows his future ambition.
Why boycotting palm oil achieves nothing
The world needs cooking oil, and as far as the impact of vegetable oils go, palm oil isn’t a bad one.
Malaysia: allowing students to find voice
After years of official limits, a healthy democracy in Malaysia needs to give students the space to discuss politics.
Indonesia: speaking for rights
Amnesty International’s entry into Indonesia will help to hold Jokowi to account ahead of national elections in 2019.
Democracy in Indonesia: A cause for celebration
While its neighbours in Southeast Asia have become increasingly autocratic, Indonesia continues to quietly consolidate its democratic institutions.