Of interregnum and the formation of Malaysian Subaltern Counterpublics (論「空位期」(interregnum) 及馬來西亞「底層民眾對抗領域」(Subaltern Counterpublics) 的形成)

Article by Zikri Rahman. Abstract: The essay focuses on to denote comparative moments of Gramscian notion of interregnum within multiple contexts of democratisation process in Malaysia and its speculative Subaltern Counterpublics potentialities. By situating the writing on contemporary Malaysia politics starting from post-Reformasi 98’ era, it does provides us the contextualisation of the newly unfolded […]

Strong State and Free market: Systematic Abuse on Malaysia’s Foreign Workers (對馬來西亞外籍工人受系統性虐待的概述)

Article by Raymond Jian-Xing Lim (岑建興). Abstract: According to Malaysia Home Ministry statistics until 30 June 2017, there are currently 1,781,598 registered foreign workers mainly from Indonesia, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and India, which most of them are working in manufacturing, services, construction and agriculture industries. These statistics show that Malaysia is highly dependent on foreign labor to fulfill […]