Bridget Welsh is Associate 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.
Yearly archive 2014

Karpal Singh a political man of his times

Taken from Malaysiakini.com Much has been written about the recently deceased Karpal Singh.His skills as a lawyer, his fight for basic rights and contributions to the law, his commitment to his family and his struggle for ordinary people as a humanitarian are just some of the themes raised in the many eulogies and reflections in...

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A bittersweet victory in Kajang?

Taken from Malaysiakini.com   As expected, the opposition PKR won the Kajang by-election. It did so with a smaller majority in number of voters, 5,379, but a larger share of the overall vote, up from 56.8 percent to 59.1 percent.This was an important win for the opposition. Yet, the results did not send the decisive...

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Search for MH370 highlights need for trust, unity in Asia

Taken from CNN.com In 2003, the SARS virus epidemic was a wake-up call for Asia, forcing China to increase transparency, fostering closer regional cooperation and bringing human security issues to the fore. The disappearance of MH370 will have a similar transformative effect on regional security, but it will take a different form. In recent years,...

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A nation responds to loss of MH370

Taken from Malaysiakini.com   The loss of MH370 will be a defining moment in the country’s history. While attention rightly focuses on comforting families, finding the plane and what has caused this tragedy, the event has shown the depth of caring among Malaysians. Across faiths, ethnic groups and borders, Malaysians have reached out to each...

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Project Malot Fundraiser 2013 details

In Celebration of a New Year and in the continued spirit of friendship Project Malot Fundraiser 2013 The Irish Graduates Association of Singapore and Project Malot Organizers Invite You to An Irish Musical Extravaganza in Singapore. Featuring the cream of Singapore’s Irish Traditional Musicians on Friday, January 10th From 7.30 pm    (For detailed information...

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Project Malot Update: Expansion and Commitment

Project Malot Update: Expansion and Commitment

Reflections on 2013 As the year draws to a close it is fitting to reflect on the year past. We are happy to report that 2013 was a good year for Project Malot highlighting an expansion and deepening of the commitment to the engagement and education of the community. In 2013 earlier recipients of the...

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A Hero’s Passing: Nelson Mandela Remembered

Twelve years ago I was asked in an interview at JHU-SAIS who I considered to be my hero. As an academic our training is to question and analyze rather than think about who we should put on a pedestal. I nevertheless immediately answered Nelson Mandela. Every leader has her or his shortcomings, and Mandela did...

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