On 12 December 2019, up-and-coming Thai film producer, Thunska Pansittivorakul, thrilled his audiences at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, by showing one of his latest films – Screaming Goats – a film never to be screened in his home country, Thailand.
November 6, 2019, sees the release of the “Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Thailand” which is edited by FORSEA co-founder Pavin Chachavalpongpun. This timely volume discusses the condition of today’s Thailand and contains 34 chapters from an international line-up of academics.
Saskia E. Wieringa and Nursyahbani Katjasungkana write and edit works on the events of 1 October 1965, and the subsequent campaign to annihilate the Communist Party, the murder of an estimated one million people in Indonesia, and the many forms of violence during the period of the massacres that were to take place.
The main findings of the FORSEA report give further credence to already widespread concerns among many in Thailand and in the international community regarding the fairness and transparency of the 2019 elections.
Kuala Lumpur: 400 Southeast Asian activists and from 8 countries, spanning three generations, convened in Kuala Lumpur for a democracy festival. which includes activist teach-ins, evening rock concerts and a “democracy-in-action” art exhibit open to the public, free of charge.
Professor Noam Chomsky delivered a recored message to the participants at the Official Launch of FORSEA, in Kuala Lumpur, February 16, 2019. A powerful oratory on the state of democracy from one of the world's most most respected public intellectuals.
Members of FORSEA, Tan Wah Piow, Pavin Chachavalpongpun and Maung Zarni were invited to join Malaysia's Let’s Talk programme at Astro Awani to discuss democracy in the region and how FORSEA can help expedite democratisation.