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Daniel Chandranayagam

Daniel Chandranayagam is a freelance writer and researcher, who also offers occasional consultation on legal matters and business development. With a background in law and legal editing, Daniel has been writing and researching for close to ten years. His blog is at http://pottedplot.com/, and he is the Chief Editor for the CSR Digest (http://csrdigest.com/).

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Latest posts by Daniel Chandranayagam

21 March 2010

Malaysia: What's The Real Deal With Palm Oil?

Palm oil has become the target of criticism from environmentalists and green activists in recent years. Daniel Chandranayagam sums up the issues surrounding the impact of palm oil production in...

23 October 2009

Activism and Motherhood in Asia

Conversations for a Better World

What does a woman sacrifice for the cause she fights for? How are her children affected by persecution taken against her? This post explores briefly the lives of women activists...

15 October 2009

How the recession has affected motherhood

Conversations for a Better World

When the economies of world plummeted late last year, that “motherhood” would be a victim of the spiraling trend might not have been foremost in the minds of most. However,...

8 October 2009

Singapore: More Cash ≠ More Babies

Conversations for a Better World

Will a cash incentive make women want to have a child? Going by recent figures under Singapore’s recent Baby Bonus initiative, a government plan to raise declining birth rates in...

30 April 2009

Malaysia: Humans as Commodities

In early 2009, Malaysia had the dubious privilege of being investigated by the US senate for the trafficking of humans. News reports stated that the migrants involved were mostly from...

19 December 2008

Malaysia: To Live By The Slopes

Within the period of two days, two landslides caused much damage and death in Kuala Lumpur. This perhaps might not have made such major headlines had it not occurred just...

25 November 2008

Malaysia: The Plight of Penan

The Penan tribe, indigenous people of East Malaysia, have taken quite some press and blog space this year. Bloggers react to stories of abuses committed against the Penan Tribe.

17 November 2008

Malaysia: Are the police being too brutal?

A peaceful rally in Malaysia was violently dispersed by the police. Civil society groups have condemned the dispersal, especially the use of force, the repression of assembly and expression, and...

1 November 2008

Southeast Asia: The Power of the Pontianak

Conversations for a Better World

One of the most enduring legends of South East Asia is the Pontianak, said to be a bone-white lady, with ruby-red eyes, who is borne from her death in birth-giving....

Reforming the Malaysian Judicial Services

The Malaysian judiciary has long been criticised of corruption, and also for being less-than expeditious in its process. With the resignation of de facto Law Minister, Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, the...

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