"Global food price shocks have demonstrated the urgent need to effectively address food insecurity in Southeast Asia – both at the national and regional level" This think-piece goes beyond issues of supply and demand of food, and provides greater insight to the role of Human Security in understanding the issue of food security in a... Continue Reading →
"The over-reliance on the government for solutions, however, reflects what some have termed as the nanny-state syndrome: due to years of strong state intervention and action, people have become apathetic and expect the government to address all problems." Read more about addressing climate change in Singapore in this article in Asia Dialogue, the online magazine... Continue Reading →
In a think piece “Ensuring Good Health During the Hajj in a Time of the H1N1 Pandemic”, I – together with researchers at the RSIS Centre for NTS Studies – commented on the progress and prospects of H1N1 pandemic mitigation efforts in Saudi Arabia leading up to the annual Hajj pilgrimage in 2009. The piece... Continue Reading →
"Warda's influence transcends beyond the Arab diaspora by overcoming language barriers with the melodic tunes of her songs and her sultry voice." Read my tribute piece to Warda in Ahlan, the newsletter of the Arabic Society in the Australian National University, Canberra.
On 13 May 2011, I was featured in Singapore’s Malay Newspaper – Berita Harian – for my research and advocacy work on faith-based environmentalism. In the interview, I noted how countries in the Muslim World largely fall into at least one of three categories in relation to climate change. Victims of climate change: Countries such... Continue Reading →
My two cents worth on the pitfalls of riding on Crazy Rich Asians wave for promoting tourism in Singapore. One of the broader impacts that my colleague, Luenne, and I mentioned in the article is the ramifications that it potentially has for the average middle-class Chinese. This is particularly so in places where Chinese are... Continue Reading →
Up before sunrise on a public holiday. WHUT?! Cos sometimes you just gotta get things done. Fajr prayers, intercontinental skype calls, reports and thesis. But first, a wholemeal toast with a spread of almond butter and fresh fig. Yes fresh fig. Ditch the jam and have the real thing when you can. Cuppa coffee and... Continue Reading →