Bridget Welsh is a Visiting Professor at John Cabot University, a Senior Research Associate at NTU, a Senior Associate Fellow THC and a University Fellow of CDU. She analyzes Southeast Asian politics, especially Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore and Indonesia. She is committed to engagement, fostering mutual understanding and empowerment.
Monthly archive September, 2012

World Uilleann Piper’s Day and Project Malot Fundraiser 2012 – Friday, 19 October

On the Occasion of World Uilleann Piper’s Day and Project Malot Fundraiser 2012 The Irish Graduates Association of Singapore and the Embassy of Ireland Invite You to An Irish Musical Extravaganza Molly Malones Irish Pub, 56 Circular Road, Singapore. Featuring the cream of Singapore’s Irish Traditional Musicians on Friday, October 19 From 7.30 pm Guest...

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A call for a more constructive media

From Malaysian Insider Too much of the reporting on political events within Malaysia is based on fabrications, rather than analysis anchored in research and responsible journalism. There has been noticeable decay in the professionalism of journalists, either from selling out their principles to engage in partisanship, or through the lack of proper mentorship or training....

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Project Malot Taking Root – July 2012 Report

The school year has started for the middle school in the Malot village track. There is excitement in the air, as a new crop of students have entered the middle and high standards and others are moving on. The middle school continues to serve ten different villages, with hundreds of students. The dedicated principal and...

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A different Merdeka this year

Malaysians celebrated 55 years of independence on Aug 31. Most did so the usual Malaysian way – with family and friends, along with good food and great friendship. Despite high levels of political anxiety, angst and uncertainty, there is much to celebrate. Malaysia is a great country, with a proud history and warm wonderful people. I celebrated the event...

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Najib’s Election Dilemma

From TodayOnline When will Malaysia’s 13th General Election (GE) be held? Pundits continue to speculate on the election timing, with views ranging from Prime Minister Najib Razak making a surprise announcement to speculation that he will go the full term. One thing is certain: The polls have to be held before the end of June...

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