A look at the impact that Malaysia's 14th general election might have on its neighbour Singapore.
Singapore’s feline therapists are providing comfort in a nation slow to grasp the need for mental healthcare.
There is no better time than the present for Singapore to confront its past.
The term "human trafficking" tends to bring to mind particular stereotypical images, but such tropes fail to improve our understanding of the exploitation that takes place.
Singapore has declared itself "honoured" after Donald Trump, the US president, confirmed on Thursday that he will meet Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, in the Asian city state in June.
On World Press Freedom Day, New Naratif’s contributors highlight the obstacles they’ve faced working in and reporting on Southeast Asia.
Not everyone fighting “fake news” is doing it for the right reasons.
Mr. Trump constantly proclaims that his “America First” policy will prevent the United States from being taken for a ride by other countries, while Singapore denounces foreign interference in its domestic politics. Yet when the occasion suits, both are more than happy to borrow ideas from elsewhere to control their populations. Such opportunism is the hallmark of authoritarians constantly on the lookout for ways to consolidate or expand their power.
The piece was written by Brook Larmer; I contributed reporting from Forest City in Johor.
While President Trump liberally applies the label “fake news” to any reporting he wants to discredit, other authoritarian governments have weaponized the term as an opportunity to suppress civil society.