Josh Hong

Josh Hong is a member of Agora Society. A keen watcher of domestic and international politics, he longs for the day when Malaysians master the art of self-mockery. He has spent the last 15 years trying to win his feline friends’ favour as he considers it an endeavour more worthwhile than trusting politicians.


Monday, 05 Jul 2021 12:00 PM

Combating human trafficking is a Malaysian challenge

Combating human trafficking is a Malaysian challenge

Monday, 24 May 2021 12:00 PM

Ensure migrant workers’ right to vaccination

Not enough being done to assure foreigners’ protection despite Malaysians’ reliance on them.

Ensure migrant workers’ right to vaccination

Monday, 12 Apr 2021 12:00 PM

Malaysia needs some serious soul-searching

General public, politicians equally at fault over rising xenophobia against migrant community.

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Malaysia needs some serious soul-searching

Monday, 08 Mar 2021 12:00 PM

Myanmar, so near yet so far

Once a beacon of hope for democracy in Asean, country is abruptly returned to military dictatorship.

Myanmar, so near yet so far

Monday, 25 Jan 2021 12:00 PM

No to more toll highways, yes to better public transport

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No to more toll highways, yes to better public transport


Monday, 30 Nov 2020 12:00 PM

Illegal foreign labour plan another exercise in futility

Illegal foreign labour plan another exercise in futility

Monday, 12 Oct 2020 12:00 PM

Undocumented migrants are no punching bags

Govt must stop indiscriminate crackdown on the group, decree public health services be open to all regardless of immigration status.

Undocumented migrants are no punching bags

Monday, 14 Sep 2020 12:00 PM

How progressive is Syed Saddiq?

Youthful politician needs to push past smooth talk, promises, deliver as statesman.

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How progressive is Syed Saddiq?

Monday, 27 Jul 2020 12:00 PM

Human smuggling, trafficking crimes of different stripes

Human smuggling, trafficking crimes of different stripes

Monday, 08 Jun 2020 12:00 PM

‘Illegal’ label shouldn’t apply amid virus crisis