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Selected Book, Journal and Newspaper article publications

After 2 Weeks of HBL, Is the Work Being Divided Equally At Home?  RICE Media, 20 April 2020

Covid-19: Does the Singapore Government Really Think We Can Self-regulate During a Pandemic?  RICE Media, 2 April 2020

The Safra-Jurong Cluster Happened Because Singapore Cares Too Much About Showing FaceRICE Media. March 12, 2020

Hashtags, Photo-ops, Vague Aspirations: Why International Women’s Day Turns Me Into a Hostile WomanRICE Media. March 8, 2020

From Survival to Survivance: Permanent Exhibitions as Collective Reparations in Cambodia in The Khmer Rouge Trials in Context. Silkworm Books: Thailand. March 2019.

Film review: Jungle Guard by Ouch Makara (Sleuk Rith Motion Picture). July 2019.

Troubled waters: piracy and maritime security in Southeast Asia. Kontinentalist August 2019.

Big, bold democracy – India votes. Kontinentalist May 2019.

A siren song: disappearing songbirds of Asia. Kontinentalist March 2019.

Weird beasts and where to find them. Kontinentalist February 2019

Buzzkill: coffee and the future of biodiversity in Indonesia. Kontinentalist September 2018

The unseen wild: tracking the elephants of Belum-Temenggor forest, MalaysiaKyoto Journal Digital Issue 85. March 2016

Junk – A flash-fiction story based on the life of Nek Chand (Esquire Singapore, September 2015)

The Road (from Singapore) to Mandalay: Legal education and empowerment in Myanmar in Catalyst Asia (June 2015)

Provenance Unknown: Memorialization in Cambodia in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge era (February 2015)

What we talk about when we talk about walking. Poskod 2014 (now defunct: essay can be provided upon request)

The Hearing Aid, in Best New Singaporean Short Stories Volume One. Epigram Books (2013)

Parvathi Dreams About His Sex (Math Paper Press, 2012)

Happiness Program – Human Frames ten thematically compiled programmes with 99 works by contemporary artists and filmmakers from Europe and Asia. Released 2012

A Hub is not a Home – social commentary (PDF) Originally published in TODAY newspaper, 4 March 2011.

The Case for a Society of Polyglots (PDF) Published in The Straits Times, 28 April 2012.

Xenophobia, or is it more? (TODAY newspaper, June 6 2012)

A Tale of Two Pagodas: Khmer Krom and the Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Kyoto Journal Issue #76

How I Choose to Give Myself: genocide survivors as subjects, not objects. Kyoto Journal Issue #72 (June 2009).

KJ Reviews: Stories of Forgetting, Remembering and Ritual: Maps of Reconciliation – Literature and the Ethical Imagination eds. Frank Stewart and Barry Lopez, Manoa 20:1, University of Hawai’i Press 2008. Published in Kyoto Journal #72, June 2009, p. 82.

Dissent isn’t Disloyalty: in Conversation with Martyn See, Glimpses of Freedom: Independent Cinema in Southeast Asia. Eds., Benjamin McKay & May Ingawanij. Cornell University Press (2011)

A review of Village People, Radio Show – A Documentary Film by Amir Muhammad. August 2007.

Coming out of the Film School Closet – A Discussion of the Fifth Asia Europe Film Development Meeting (Film students workshop). August 2007.

Heremias – an ongoing discourse with Lav Diaz on History, Poverty and Social Memory in the Philippines. KINO! Film Journal (Slovenia), May 2007.

Abdullah Boushahri and Malek Shafi’i – Two Interviews with Two Young Filmmakers from Afghanistan and Kuwait. Published in Kyoto Journal, Summer 2007 Issue

Divide and Rule – Bappaditya Bandhopadyay’s Barbed Wire’. Published in Kyoto Journal, Issue #65, Winter 2006 Issue

‘Extricating the Political from the Personal’ – Nidal al-Dibs and the future of Syrian Cinema. Published in Middle East Online, June 2006.

Review of Singapore Dreaming in Criticine – Focus on Southeast Asian cinema. October 2006.

Speech Acts – Censorship and Documentary Filmmaking in Singapore in Criticine – Focus on Southeast Asian Cinema, January 2006.

Desaparecidos – Lav Diaz and the Evolution of a Missing People – First published in Slovenian magazine Ekran, Vol. 30, June 2005. Presented as a paper at a conference, ‘Southeast Asian Cinema at the Borders’, at Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand (15-16 August 2006).

‘Protest called because of King’ – TODAY newspaper article, July 13, 2006.

‘DPM’s resignation hits Thai govt – In another blow to Thaksin, poll panel finds his party guilty of violating election law.’ – TODAY newspaper article, June 23, 2006

‘No signs of a thaw – But Dr M’s tirades may fuel further debate that may be good for the country.’ – TODAY newspaper article, June 14, 2006.

‘Damage control – Taiwan president curbs his powers as pressure mounts.’ – TODAY newspaper article, June 2, 2006.

‘Students divided as strike looms – UK universities pay row deepens as unions look to carry strike past June 1.’ – TODAY newspaper article, May 17, 2006.

‘US Move to appoint ASEAN envoy lauded.’ – TODAY newspaper article, May 4, 2006.

‘Thai polls won’t resolve the crisis’ – TODAY newspaper article, April 22-23rd 2006.

‘Bridge Project dies unborn – Malaysia cites legal problems, calls off talks on airspace and sand supply to Singapore.’ TODAY newspaper article, April 13, 2006.

‘Chidchai’s first, crucial political test’ – TODAY newspaper article, April 7, 2006.

‘A new face and more questions in Thailand’ – TODAY newspaper article, 6 April, 2006.

‘She’s the first lady and a humanitarian’ – TODAY newspaper, June 30, 2006.

The Battle May Never Be Won’ – TODAY newspaper article, January 14-15, 2006.

‘A Difficult Balance to Strike – Islam Hadari, Malaysian PM’s moderate vision, may be backfiring’ – TODAY newspaper article, June 24-25, 2006.

Plural Identities: Reinventions and Revisions in Malaysian Cinema. Criticine, October 2005 Issue.

‘Women for sale: Exploitation of domestic workers – Raj Palta, Vol. I, Issue 7, August 2000.

Archive of music and film reviews for Canada’s music and film publication Exclaim!

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