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.
Monthly archive August, 2015

Interview: Malaysia’s politics amid the 1MDB scandal

Taken from The Diplomat Edited version of the interview with The Diplomat’s associate editor Prashanth Parameswaran about a high-profile corruption scandal – known as the 1MDB scandal – which implicates Malaysia’s current prime minister Najib Razak and could have profound implications not only for the country’s embattled premier, but its politics and economics more generally. Let’s...

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A different lens: Myanmar from below

Taken from Myanmar Times Despite the excitement of upcoming elections – with understandable attention on voting preferences – and necessary attention to ethnic conflict, the main priority of ordinary Myanmar is the economy. Nearly half of respondents identified bread-and-butter issues, such as jobs, salaries, inflation and cost of living, as the most important problems facing...

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