Amy Chew

Amy Chew is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur who has covered regime change in Asia and parts of the Middle East, giving her a unique insight into the economic, social and political factors that reshapes society.
Amy Chew
Amy Chew is a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur who has covered regime change in Asia and parts of the Middle East, giving her a unique insight into the economic, social and political factors that reshapes society.

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Indonesian election: What to expect in Joko Widodo’s second presidential term

Joko Widodo has indicated he will focus on human development. He is also likely to continue launching more infrastructure projects, including joint ventures with China.

19 Apr 2019 - 11:03PM

Joko Widodo has indicated he will focus on human development. He is also likely to continue launching more infrastructure projects, including joint ventures with China.

Indonesian election: What to expect in Joko Widodo’s second presidential term
Indonesia election: radical Islamist groups express support for Prabowo Subianto, sparking concerns of further conservatism

The increasing push by Muslim hardliners for wider implementation of Sharia laws in Indonesia will strengthen if Prabowo Subianto wins the election, say experts and activists.

14 Apr 2019 - 10:08PM

The increasing push by Muslim hardliners for wider implementation of Sharia laws in Indonesia will strengthen if Prabowo Subianto wins the election, say experts and activists.

Indonesia election: radical Islamist groups express support for Prabowo Subianto, sparking concerns of further conservatism
Indonesia election: 50,000 votes for Joko Widodo and ally found in diplomatic bags in Malaysia

The discovery of marked votes ahead of overseas voting on Sunday casts a shadow over next week’s general election. The ballots were found after a complaint lodged by an opposition campaign team member.

12 Apr 2019 - 5:28PM

The discovery of marked votes ahead of overseas voting on Sunday casts a shadow over next week’s general election. The ballots were found after a complaint lodged by an opposition campaign team member.

Indonesia election: 50,000 votes for Joko Widodo and ally found in diplomatic bags in Malaysia
‘Let’s copy Malaysia’: fake news stokes fears for Chinese Indonesians

Anger over Chinese investments and an influx of mainland workers is causing anxiety among Chinese-Indonesians and sparking fears presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto will stoke the fire of racial tensions

7 Apr 2019 - 12:35PM

Anger over Chinese investments and an influx of mainland workers is causing anxiety among Chinese-Indonesians and sparking fears presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto will stoke the fire of racial tensions

‘Let’s copy Malaysia’: fake news stokes fears for Chinese Indonesians
Will North Korea try to assassinate Doan Thi Huong and Siti Aisyah, the Vietnamese and Indonesian linked to Kim Jong-nam’s murder?

Doan Thi Huong and Siti Aisyah maintain that they were tricked into smearing nerve agent on the face of Kim Jong-un’s half-brother. Now that both will soon be free from custody, will Pyongyang attempt to silence them for good?

3 Apr 2019 - 6:26AM

Doan Thi Huong and Siti Aisyah maintain that they were tricked into smearing nerve agent on the face of Kim Jong-un’s half-brother. Now that both will soon be free from custody, will Pyongyang attempt to silence them for good?

Will North Korea try to assassinate Doan Thi Huong and Siti Aisyah, the Vietnamese and Indonesian linked to Kim Jong-nam’s murder?
Narrowing lead before Indonesia presidential vote nothing to fear for Joko Widodo, says spokesman

Jokowi’s policies have helped ‘almost all segments of society’, said Zuhairi Misrawi, adding the economy is up and poverty levels down.

1 Apr 2019 - 3:46PM

Jokowi’s policies have helped ‘almost all segments of society’, said Zuhairi Misrawi, adding the economy is up and poverty levels down.

Narrowing lead before Indonesia presidential vote nothing to fear for Joko Widodo, says spokesman
Malaysia and Indonesia threaten boycott of EU products, say millions of farmers risk losing livelihoods due to palm oil curbs

The Southeast Asian nations have warned of retaliatory measures over the European Union’s plan to curb the use of palm oil in its biofuels by 2030, while the industry watchdog says the move seems to be politically motivated.

22 Mar 2019 - 1:49PM

The Southeast Asian nations have warned of retaliatory measures over the European Union’s plan to curb the use of palm oil in its biofuels by 2030, while the industry watchdog says the move seems to be politically motivated.

Malaysia and Indonesia threaten boycott of EU products, say millions of farmers risk losing livelihoods due to palm oil curbs
As 20 Malaysians remain in Syria’s crumbling Islamic State caliphate, others are seeking to return home

Among them is Lidia, 29, a former laboratory technician with two young children. Kuala Lumpur is trying to repatriate 13 Malaysians at a time when other countries are wary of accepting Syrian returnees.

15 Mar 2019 - 10:42PM

Among them is Lidia, 29, a former laboratory technician with two young children. Kuala Lumpur is trying to repatriate 13 Malaysians at a time when other countries are wary of accepting Syrian returnees.

As 20 Malaysians remain in Syria’s crumbling Islamic State caliphate, others are seeking to return home
Do Malaysia and Singapore really need a high-speed rail link?

Tussle involving Japanese and Chinese firms puts high-speed rail contract under the microscope.

13 Dec 2016 - 8:50PM

Tussle involving Japanese and Chinese firms puts high-speed rail contract under the microscope.

Do Malaysia and Singapore really need a high-speed rail link?
Is Malaysia’s former PM Mahathir Mohamad next to be arrested over anti-government protests?
Malaysia’s economy just got a US$33 billion boost from China... so why the unhappiness?
How will Najib’s golfing buddy Trump treat Malaysia’s 1MDB probe?
What has Malaysian leader Najib Razak’s China trip got to do with 1MDB?
My brother, the ‘Osama bin Laden of Southeast Asia’
Psychiatrist reveals the grim brutality inside Islamic State
PM’s party rattled by US taking steps to seize ‘embezzled’ 1MDB assets, MPs poised to defect
New Malaysian opposition movement unlikely to eat into PM’s support base
Malaysian grenade attack highlights Islamic State’s expansion
Could Asian jihadists bring terrorism back home?

Islamic State video with Malaysian, Indonesian and Filipino militants sparks fears they may influence copycats across Asia.

3 Jul 2016 - 9:02AM

Islamic State video with Malaysian, Indonesian and Filipino militants sparks fears they may influence copycats across Asia.

Could Asian jihadists bring terrorism back home?
Malaysian opposition figure charged with corruption, raising prospect of tougher crackdown on dissent
Influential Malaysian opposition politician arrested on graft charges
Mahathir fans fears of brutal punishments if Malaysia adopts strict sharia penal code
Mahathir takes swipe at Najib over Malaysia’s ‘stupid’ Chinese business deal
Exclusive: Suspected Islamic State supporter arrested in Malaysia is safety expert on VIP flights, security official says
Scandal-riddled 1MDB fund expected to default – again
‘No doomsday scenario’: 1MDB president allays debt fears, reiterates US$550m balance and ‘sound’ plan to meet obligations
PM Najib slams Mahathir over son’s interview: ‘He should stop this distraction for Malaysia’
‘It’s absurd’: Mukhriz Mahathir lashes Malaysian government’s claims he has plotted with his father to take top job
TPP meets stiff opposition from Malaysian Muslims, who fear it would lift restrictions on alcohol, porn and prostitution
China, Malaysia tout new ‘port alliance’ to reduce customs bottlenecks and boost trade