For each challenge, there is a win

Happy Saturday Globe readers,

This week’s articles feature a particular focus on Malaysia’s challenges, going from politics to human legal rights to sustainable energy, while a Thai publishing house benefits the right to free of charge information and Cambodian cultural city Siem Reap searches for the key to liveability.

A political tornado once again strikes Malaysia. In the most recent snap election, the nation welcomed its first-ever hung parliament as well as its fourth prime minister in four years. Stephanie Wild delves into a potential link involving the ongoing political lack of stability and ethnic tensions within Malaysia’s society.  

Yet political challenges are certainly not Malaysia’s only worry. As the country depends on electricity production for the economic growth, big corporations often neglect the harm of environmentally friendly energy production on indigenous communities. Qayyimah Al-Zelzy analyses the high individual and environmental expenses of sustainable energy projects on the nearby population.

Meanwhile, the country launched its first human rights film archive aimed at conserving and promoting the particular long history of grassroots movements in Malaysia and across the region. World contributor Jack port Brook reports the inauguration of the archive and how the project arrived together throughout the years.  

Another success in terms of human rights came into being in Thailand, where a Thai publishing house turned down an abundant financial provide to shut down , as the Chinese routine would not approve from the books published. Jimmy Buchanan writes regarding the journey of a Thai student activist whom rejected thousands of dollars to ensure free access to publications on the Hong Kong protests, Taiwan, and Uyghurs in Xinjiang.

Last but not least, Cambodia can call it a win as its social capital Siem Enjoy seems to have found the main element to a healthy livelihood. Ses Aronsakda explores how enhancing the high quality of public areas and promoting human online connectivity are keys in order to turning cities into more “liveable” places.

That is all from this week’s Globe ’s functions. Enjoy the read and have a fantastic weekend.