In a FORSEA exclusive, Dr Prajak Kongkirati from Bangkok's Thammasat University, speaks about Thailand's military government and its inherent distain of the democratic process as upcoming polls loom for the country.
The United States will not intercede, meanwhile, Myanmar's neighbours see it through the economic lens, so an international coalition for the Rohingya is needed.
Even if those who oppose the junta win the elections, they would be deeply hampered by the constitution’s anti-democratic elements.
The December 8, 2018 anti-ICERD rally in Malaysia reminds one of the 1936 Battle of Cable Street in London. Both show the racialist character of protesters and the threat of violence.
After the long authoritative reign of Bhumibol, some would have hoped that the new monarch would be more open, liberal even. Yet, they were wrong.
Many believe a country built without tenets of a strong moral foundation – the respect of human dignity - is a place unworthy. Does Aung San Suu Kyi's poisoned chalice hold two conflicting choices – moral rectitude or political expediency?