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Expert: Australian Students in Dark as China Century Dawns

Ready or not? (torres21/flickr)
Education

Is the next generation receiving an adequate education?

In Japan's Wake, Can Nuclear be Relied Upon to Fuel Asia's Boom?

Anti-nuclear activists hold a protest near the presidential palace in Manila on March 15, 2011. (TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
Policy

Asia Society Global Council Co-Chair Simon Tay has penned an op-ed entitled "Japan gives Asia pause in its nuclear ambitions," published earlier this week in Singapore's Today newspaper and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.

Malaysia's Anwar Ibrahim on Lessons for Asia from Egypt and Tunisia

Malaysia's opposition leader, Anwar Ibrahim to speak at Asia Society in New York on February 8, 2010 at 6:30 pm ET. Tune in for free live webcast.
Policy

Malaysia's opposition leader to speak at Asia Society in New York. 

Indonesian Sex Tape Scandal and Morality in Asia

Indonesian Muslim group members clash with supporters of Indonesian rock star Nazril Ariel     outside the court house in West Java on January 31, 2011 after it was announced that he would serve three and a half years in jail over sex tapes. (Bay Ismoyo /AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle

One of Southeast Asia's biggest rock stars, Nazril ''Ariel'' Irham, was sentenced to three and a half years in jail and fined US $27,692 on Monday, over personal sex videos.

Photo of the Day: Indian Malaysians Celebrate Hindu Festival

Lifestyle

The Hindu festival of Thaipusam is celebrated by some two million ethnic Indians in Malaysia.

In Malaysia, A Film for and by the Online Masses

Arts

A group of independent filmmakers in Malaysia has undertaken a project to produce a completely crowd-sourced movie they have entitled Your Grandfather's Road.

Going Out in Style

In Malaysia, luxury funeral services are in demand. (NTDTV)
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A School for Pregnant Malaysian Teens Opens in Malacca

A freshly painted sign-board reads 'School of hope and house of hope' in front of a newly established school for pregnant teenagers in Jasin town, some 33 kilometers away from Malaysia's port city Malacca, on September 17, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Education

In attempt to curb the rising numbers of abandoned infants in mostly-Muslim Malaysia, a school dedicated to educate pregnant teens has opened under the name of "Sekolah Harapan, Rumah Harapan," or "School of Hope, House of Hope," a first of its kind in the country.

Photo of the Day: The Hungry Ghost Festival

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Ethnic Chinese pray in front of a giant paper-made statue of Chinese deity know as 'Da Shi Ye' or Guardian God of Ghosts during the festive event of the Hungry Ghost in Malaysia's northern town of Bukit Mertajam on August 25, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)

Are Malaysian Youth Suffering From Lack of Sex Ed?

A young Malaysian woman watches contestants perform in Malaysia's reality TV competiton <i>Young Imam</i> in Kuala Lumpur on July 30, 2010. (Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images)
Lifestyle The issues of teenage pregnancy and baby dumping aren't unique to any one country. But solutions to these problems are especially difficult to come by in countries like Malaysia, where strict religious values conflict with sex education.