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Tempoyak – Gastro Obscura

Fermenting raw durian is a better idea than you thought. Rather than embody the rank pungency of both raw durian and fermentation microbes, fermented durian diverges from the sum of its parts. Locals in Malaysia and parts of Indonesia cook with this yellowish paste, known as tempoyak, to preserve and make use …

Forced Labor in Malaysia’s Electronics Industry – The Atlantic

Poor people around the world are streaming into Malaysia in search of factory work. Once they arrive, they often find only hardship. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysia bills itself as “heaven for foreign companies.” Since the 1970s, the Southeast Asian nation has drawn 5,000 foreign firms from more than 40 countries to set up …