COMMENTARIES

Motorists travel on the near-deserted Ampang-Kuala Lumpur Elevated Highway

Malaysia’s New Lockdown – But Where Is the Help for the People?

Lee Hwok-Aun|Kevin Zhang

It is puzzling that the Prime Minister neglects to give assurance that relief will be delivered, if necessary, during this lockdown. Perhaps his government genuinely believes that the broader scope of essential services, along with stimulus programmes introduced in Budget 2021, will translate into a minimal downturn.

Protesters display placards and shouts slogans during a protest

The Value(s) of Palm Oil

Patrick O'Reilly|Helena Varkkey|Shofwan Al Banna Choiruzzad|Rory Padfield

The EU-Southeast Asia palm oil dispute pits consumers’ environmental values against producers’ economic development and poverty alleviation ones.