Preparing Indonesia’s youth for 4IR

Based on a recent figure by SHARE, a flagship project of the ASEAN Education Sector, there are 7,000 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Southeast Asia with around 12 million students currently being enrolled.

6 October 2019

Are Malaysian teens aware of fake news?

Generation Z (Gen Z) is the first cohort to have Internet technology readily available at a young age and they are inherently tech-savvy. Some of these digital natives are now self-made social media stars, online entrepreneurs and tech experts.

3 October 2019

Eco-conscious Gen Z taking action

If there is one thing millennials are happy about, it would be transferring most of the ageism stereotyping they have endured over the past decade to the new Generation Z or Gen Z. Based on a 2018 McKinsey article titled ‘True Gen: Generation Z and its implications for companies,’ Gen Z is the cohort born between 1995 and 2010.

28 September 2019

ASEAN in View: Salammusik

Malaysian band, Salammusik is made up of 10 mainstays; Ashraaf Salam A. Azlan a.k.a. Acap (lead vocals), Dyana Shamsuddin and Yaya Naqia (vocals), AhmadBulya Abdillah J a.k.a. Bulya (Maschine, vocals, and guitar), Hibri Arsad (keyboard), Mohd Irhas a.k.a.

27 September 2019

ASEAN youth face disruptive job market

With technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly permeating society, ASEAN’s youth will need to reinvent themselves to stay relevant in the job market.Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies are stamping their mark in everything from agriculture to the legal profession – streamlining processes, increasing productivity and reducing costs.The “manufacturing for export” strategy has served as the main economic pillar of most ASE

17 August 2019

ASEAN in View: Zee Avi

Zee Avi is a Malaysian singer-songwriter from the small beach town of Miri, in Sarawak on the island of Borneo. She was first discovered on YouTube and was signed on to a record company, Brushfire Records.

7 August 2019

Indonesia has a big problem

Indonesia has a serious issue as far as meeting the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution go. The quickly evolving landscape and potential demands on the country’s workforce is shaping into a real concern.

24 July 2019

ASEAN in View: Suiko Takahara

Twenty-nine-year-old Malaysian singer-songwriter Suiko Takahara (not her real name) is not your run-off-the-mill celebrity. The 2013 graduate with a diploma in Electronic Engineering from Japan’s National Institute of Technology, Kagawa College, said in an interview in the same year she graduated that she had no dreams of being a star.

18 July 2019

What will become of Cambodia’s youth?

The youth have often been pitted as Cambodia’s greatest asset especially in the face of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0. According to the Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) World Factbook, 30.8 percent of Cambodia’s population is made up of people between the ages of zero to 14 years, 17.8 percent is made up of those between 15 to 24 years, and 41.1 percent is made up of those between the ages of 25 to 54 years.

13 July 2019

Big fight in Jakarta

Tomorrow, Indonesian’s will go to the ballot box. For the first time in the country's history, the president, vice president, and members of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR), will be elected on the same day with over 190 million eligible voters. 16 parties will be participating in the elections nationally, with four participating for the first time. This makes the 2019 election the biggest election ever in Indonesia’s history.

16 April 2019

Indonesia’s youth want more Islam

Indonesia’s elections are right around the corner and many observers are looking to the country’s youth. Comprising a significant portion of the population, whether or not the youth are voters, votes will go towards determining their future. Indonesia, unlike some other ASEAN-member countries, belongs to its youth. According to Syafiq Hasyim, a visiting fellow at the Indonesia Programme of the S.

7 April 2019

Who is to blame for Malaysia’s jobless youths?

In 2018, Malaysia had its first change of government since independence from the British over six decades ago. Malaysians had high hopes for the newly elected government; expecting radical changes and improvements in governance. However, there has been a sense of disappointment and growing frustration as the new government there continues to show no real progress since coming into power.

2 April 2019