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Exploring Informal Social & Cultural Activism in Singapore: A Study on Local Ground-up Initiatives (15 December 2017)


2017 No. 2


Parties and Factions in Indonesia: The Effects of Historical Legacies and Institutional Engineering (10 March 2017)


2017 No. 1


The Politics of Hudud Law Implementation in Malaysia (29 December 2016)


2016 No. 4


Islam and Christianity in Southeast Asia 1600-1700 (22 December 2016)


2016 No. 3


Political Change and Institutional Rigidity in Malaysia: Is There a Way Out? (16 September 2016)


2016 No. 2


The Malayan Communist Party as Recorded in the Comintern Files (1 July 2016)


2016 No. 1


Water Privatization, Ethnicity and Rent-Seeking: Preliminary Evidence from Malaysia (13 November 2015)


2015 No. 3


The Development of Chinese Education in Malaysia: Problems and Challenges (23 October 2015)


2015 No. 2


Policy Options for Improving the Performance of the State Economic Enterprise Sector in Myanmar (24 August 2015)


2015 No. 1


A New Classification of Indonesia’s Ethnic Groups (10 Feb 2014)