Even if those who oppose the junta win the elections, they would be deeply hampered by the constitution’s anti-democratic elements.
"The most important things that Tun Mahathir brought about through the victory is this positiveness and aspiration for a freer Society"
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?
The FORSEA Board Members share a firm commitment to promote a democratic ethos among the future generations across Southeast Asia. Read more in the FORSEA Charter.
On February 16, 2019, at FORSEA'S official launch in Kuala Lumpur, we will welcome the reformist Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir Mohamad as keynote speaker.
In this rare video interview, Professor Noam Chomsky, speaks on the political situation in Thailand, the monarchy, the military in politics, and the draconian lèse-majesté law in the country.
The second FORSEA gathering will be held at the historic city of Bandung, Indonesia, which was host of the historic Bandung conference in 1955.
The first FORSEA retreat took place in Paris in July 2018. Activists, intellectuals and creatives gathered to discuss how to weaken dictatorships in Southeast Asia.