The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) promotes democracy, human rights, economic freedom, and curbing climate change. In Southeast and East Asia, we have offices in Bangkok, Hanoi, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Taipei, and Yangon. We also work in Malaysia. In Malaysia we work with 12 local partners. Should you have questions or suggestions about our work, please contact us. You can also meet our team here.
IDEAS 7th Liberalism Conference
The world has been hit by a multitude of crises, from economic downturns to geopolitical instability. While Malaysia escaped the worst of these, the problem of an unstable government and a weak economy remains. In these unstable times, there is a yearning among the people for a more authoritarian and “stable” government, which some believe can steer the country back onto the right track. Historically, major crises have been the harbinger of authoritarian governments. But are they correct? Does liberalism have the answers to deal with the crises facing the world today? How can liberals respond to growing authoritarianism?
Perception towards Liberalism in Malaysia 2016-2021
As a whole, liberalism as a word has not reached a wider proportion of the community as only half of the respondents have heard about the term itself. There are no significant changes in this aspect for the past five years as the percentage of the population who have heard about liberalism sustained around 50% except for year 2018 when the percentage of people who have heard of liberalism was at its highest (61%).
Muslim youth outlook increasingly pessimistic amidst strong retention of Islamic idealism
Muslim youth in Malaysia are having difficulties in dealing with post-pandemic economic and political challenges facing the country as discovered in the Malaysian. Muslim Youth survey was conducted between 30 October 2021 to 25 January 2022 by Merdeka Center. The survey found that the most important concern of the youth is about their job security
Manufacturing Eurekas: Innovating Political Narratives
During crisis situations, populists tend to put intense pressure onto existing structures and look for pragmatic ways to seize power. They fashion themselves as a necessary protagonist that represents drastic change to a decaying system that has failed the people.
A Day In Our Life
50th year anniversary. When you hear the sound of the fingerprint machine and when the door starts to open you know our day has started. Dark turns into light. And soon other footsteps came in. We would like to take you for a walk into our humble office and show you behind the door. We hope you enjoy our #LifeatfFNF video.
Shariah Court Procedures
A recent report shows that there is a high percentage of divorce cases during the Covid pandemic period which is about 70,000 cases. In view that legal literacy is still low amongst the public, especially among women, it is thus important to raise awareness on the matter so that women could access justice.
Telenisa new program #TanyaTelenisa will be aired every Thursday on Twitter Space. Telenisa is part of Sisters in Islam, Telenisa is a free legal advisory service to women and men on their legal rights under the Islamic Family Law and the Syari’ah Criminal Offences Law.
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