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Featured articles from FORSEA contributors.


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TADPOLES Versus BATS: The INDONESIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

The presidential elections of 17 April in Indonesia are a rematch of the 2014 encounter. The same two candidates, Mr Joko Widodo and his adversary, retired general Prabowo Subianto, are again vying for the highest...

/ April 14, 2019
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THAILAND ELECTIONS USED TO EXPLOIT THE DEMOCRATISATION PROCESS

Writing in the The Washington Post, FORSEA's Pavin Chachavalpongpun explains how Thailand's junta has intentionally created the parliamentary interregnum as a delaying tactic to undermine democracy.

/ April 13, 2019
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COMMUNISTPHOBIA and TWO SEXUAL MORAL PANICS in INDONESIA

In Indonesia, simultaneous campaigns of communist phobia and of homophobia portray both groups as enemies of the nation and condemn both for treacherously undermining the state’s morality and weakening its vigilance.

/ April 8, 2019
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THAI ELECTIONS 2019

Military uniforms are out, the civilian look is in. Window dressing aside: The five-year military rule has done nothing but deepen the militarisation of the Thai political landscape.

/ March 24, 2019
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The FILIPINO UNIONISTS’ STRUGGLE AGAINST MARTIAL LAW and the FASCIST US-DUTERTE REGIME

News Release: EILER strongly condemns red-tagging, and the illegal arrests of unionists in Compostela Valley, Mindanao.

/ March 14, 2019
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FORSEA CONDEMNS THAI CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Southeast Asia’s Democratic Network, FORSEA, condemns the Thai Constitutional Court’s dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart Party and urges the judicial body to rescind its anti-democratic ruling

/ March 11, 2019

THE DISSOLUTION of the THAI RAKSA CHART PARTY

Just weeks before the general elections in Thailand, the judicial coup is taking place.

/ March 9, 2019
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Roundup of the FORSEA Launch: A FLICKER OF LIGHT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir buried 'Asian Values' on February 16, 2019, in front of hundreds of Southeast Asian activists from all walks of life, writers, journalists, and artists, at the launch of FORSEA.

/ February 21, 2019
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HUN SEN’s TAKE ON ‘DEMOCRACY’

Ruling Cambodia for four decades, for Hun Sen, to have democracy in Cambodia is to have him in power forever. Warning Cambodians, he says the country will be at 'WAR' if he loses the election.

/ February 20, 2019
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad: “ANY GOVERNMENT WILL COLLAPSE IF IT DOESN’T FULFIL ITS PROMISES”

The New Straits Times reports on Dr Mahathir speaking at the Launch of FORSEA, February 16, 2019. Forces of Renewal South East Asia (FORSEA), a non-profit organisation and a cross-national community working peacefully for social...

/ February 17, 2019