Past events

02
Dec
2021

Malaysian Youth: From Chic Salafi to Halal Dating

Seminar

Dr Eva Nisa

Malaysia has long been portrayed as a moderate Muslim country. Since the 1970s/1980s, however, the country has increasingly witnessed certain signs of conservatism—a turn which is not unique to Malaysia.The conservative turn...

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21
Oct
2021

Malay studies, autonomous knowledge and decolonial thought

ANU Malaysia Institute Seminar

Prof Syed Farid Alatas, National University of Singapore

Syed Hussein Alatas' call for an autonomous social science tradition has influenced scholars for two generations.   Scholars and writers of Indonesia, Malaysia...

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30
Sep
2021

Other ways of remembering

ANU Malaysia Institute Seminar

Dr Lye Tuck-Po - Anthropology, Universiti Sains Malaysia

"To ensure that the self doesn't shrink, to see that it holds on to its volume, memories have to be watered like potted flowers, and the watering calls for...

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26
Aug
2021

Disinformation in Malaysia: from cybertroopers to anti-fake news laws

For better or worse, Malaysia is often at the forefront of digital media industry 'advancement'. 'Cybertroopers' were central to Malaysian public discourse long before 'buzzers' and 'trolls' became popularised in Southeast Asia. Global...

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27
Jul
2021

Jawi: sacred and secular

Seminar Series

Dr Mulaika Hijjas (SOAS, London)

Abstract

In 1954, the Malay literary movement ASAS 50 declared itself in favour of Rumi as the script for the Malay language. In 2019, controversy erupted in Malaysia over the (re-)...

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01
Jun
2021

Democratic Decline in Malaysia: From Independence to Perikatan Nasional 

John Funston, Visiting Fellow

This is a joint event presented in collaboration with the ANU Malaysia Institute and the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, and is part of the ANU Malaysia Institute Seminar Series.

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24
Nov
2020

The Borneo Dilemma: Sabah and Sarawak under the Muhyiddin administration

Professor James Chin

In September 2020, the Warisan state government that won power with Pakatan Harapan in 2018's historic elections lost in snap polls to an alliance of the old order...

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21
Oct
2020

Malaysia Update 2020: Alternative Visions for Malaysia

The Malaysia Update is one of the most well-known conferences on Malaysia outside of the country, and builds on ANU's commitment to research in the field of Malaysian studies. This annual event is hosted by the ANU Malaysia Institute.    About...

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05
Oct
2020

Malaysia's Judiciary: Challenges and Future Directions

Dr Kevin YL Tan, Dr Björn Dressel, Dato’ Malik Imtiaz, Dr Jaclyn Neo

Join us for a roundtable discussion on Malaysia's Judiciary: Challenges and Future Directions. At this roundtable, the panel will discuss the results of a comprehensive...

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27
Aug
2020

Federal-state friction amid Malaysia’s dual political and pandemic plight

Tricia Yeoh, YB Datuk Darell Leiking, Ross Tapsell

When the PH government fell in February 2020, many states also fell, which also affected the downward distribution of institutional and fiscal resources. Then came the COVID-19 crisis, which...

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