Huei Ting Cheong is Southeast Asia Globe‘s contributor, based in Malaysia. She is interested in stories and related to environment, culture and society. As an ethnic minority in Malaysia, she hopes for a decolonized and equitable society free from racial and systemic discrimination.
Last week, Malaysian independent news outlet Malaysiakini was fined half-a-million ringgit over user comments left on an article of theirs. Zikri Kamarulzaman, a journalist at the outlet, spoke of the chilling effect the ruling could have on press freedom in the country By Huei Ting Cheong - Feb 26, 2021
Despite J&T workers apologising for throwing packages around, the public’s condemning reaction in Malaysia has demonstrated a lack of empathy for low-wage workers in the face of economic hardship, the pandemic and low-wage exploitation By Huei Ting Cheong - Feb 11, 2021
Kuala Lumpur's Petaling Street has a long and rich culinary history as the historic centre of the capital's Chinese community. But having fallen into disrepair, today it is undergoing a revival, spurred on by the social media boom among Malaysia’s urban middle class By Huei Ting Cheong - Jan 13, 2021
Once a safe haven for Rohingya refugees fleeing persecution, this year has seen a rapid shift in Malaysian sentiment towards the community as hostility has grown among the public and government. How did the country arrive here, and so quickly? By Huei Ting Cheong - Dec 11, 2020