Nurshafenath Shaharuddin


From Malaysia: An Eyewitness Account of Bersih Protests

May 2, 2012


The roads leading to the Kuala Lumpur’s Dataran Merdeka (Independence Square) were jammed with people instead of cars on Saturday, April 28. Easily tens of thousands, though later estimates put the total figure somewhere between 200 to 300,000…


The Unwritten Script: Race and Identity Politics in Malaysia

April 21, 2010


There is no end to the supply of topics to engage your average Malaysian kopitiam (coffee shop) conversation these days: the mortality rate of our parliamentarians; palace intrigue from any one of our 11 royal households; and even the juicy court proceedings ranging from test cases on civil liberties to plain old criminal proceedings. But that old… Read more


National Malaysian Youth Opinion Survey: Taking a Closer Look

August 5, 2009


Whether you want to date it back to the year Malaya gained independence (1957) or the year the Federation of Malaysia was formed (1963), Malaysia is still a young country. And, not only is the country young, but its people are young. Official demographic figures (as of December 2008) say almost 32 percent of the population is under 14 years old, wh… Read more