Social issues in Kelantan

Kelantan is often perceived by the people as a state with a high amount of social issues but how true is the negative perception on the state? According to the Country Progress Report on HIV/AIDS 2018 provided by the Ministry of Health, about 10.3% of people with HIV were recorded in Kelantan in 2017, just…

Running up to Rantau by-election

Since Rantau by-election was confirmed to proceed in February, its media exposure has not been consistent until reaching its peak on March 30. It was the nomination day for the by-election, which also means its campaigning period has officially began. On the nomination day, supporters from Pakatan Harapan and Barisan Nasional were seen gathered outside…

A Researcher’s Guide to Cross-Tabulation Analysis

Cross-tabulation is one of the most useful analytical tools and a mainstay of the market research industry. Cross-tabulation analysis, also known as contingency table analysis, is most often used to analyse categorical (nominal measurement scale) data. For reference, a cross-tabulation is a two- (or more) dimensional table that records the number (frequency) of respondents that…

Malays, Islam and the Government of Malaysia

The Christchurch tragedy that took place on 15 March 2019 has again shone a spotlight on what seems to be a growing trend of religious extremism around the world. Malaysia itself is not immune to the threat posed by religious extremists after the arrests of hundreds of Malaysians and foreigners who were involved in terrorist…