Category: NEWS

The latest news and reports on Southeast Asia, from FORSEA Board Members and special guest writers.


CAMBODIA’S TONLE SAP LAKE UNDER THREAT

The worst drought season in a century, endless damming, ongoing climate change, and the harm of millions subsisting on a seasonal sea have all strained Tonle Sap to breaking.

/ August 20, 2019
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ATTACK ON FORSEA BOARD MEMBER PAVIN CHACHAVALPONGPUN

The FORSEA Board is gravely concerned about the politically motivated attack on our colleague – FORSEA co-founder and Kyoto University professor Pavin Chachavalpongpun in his own bedroom in Kyoto a month ago.

/ August 6, 2019
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FORSEA’s NURSYAHBANI KATJASUNGKANA RECEIVES HONORARY DOCTORATE from SOAS

SOAS, University of London, celebrates leading figures from the world of literature, law, journalism and finance, and honours human rights lawyer Nursyahbani Katjasungkana at this year’s graduation.

/ July 28, 2019
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HONG KONG on the BRINK AFTER CHAOTIC DAY OF PROTEST – ITS LEADERS NOW FACE HARD CHOICES

During the past month, Hong Kong has been rocked by protests on a scale unprecedented since anti-colonial demonstrations against British rule in 1967.

/ July 6, 2019

DENOUNCING SAVAGE ATTACK on THAI POLITICAL ACTIVIST, SIRAWITH “JA NEW” SERITIWAT

The attacks against Ja New add to a long list of violent acts against political activists in the past years. These political activists have been promoting democracy in the age of the military rule.

/ June 29, 2019
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ต่างชาติเมินกดดันรัฐบาลทหารไทย

Almost two months after the Thai elections, no government has been formed. Clearly the junta is clinging to power. Meanwhile, the West allows this to happen as it cares little about democracy in Thailand.

/ May 23, 2019
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FIVE YEARS AFTER the COUP: THAIS PROTEST AROUND the WORLD for the RESTORATION OF DEMOCRACY

In Berlin, Los Angeles, Sydney and London, pro-democracy individuals gathered to condemn the coup that took place five years ago, May 22, 2014.

/ May 21, 2019
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FORSEA to COLLABORATE with KOREAN CIVIL SOCIETY NETWORKS and the FREE ROHINGYA COALITION

Korean Civil Society networks, the Free Rohingya Coalition, and FORSEA collaborate to organise an international conference to campaign for the Asia-wide boycott of Myanmar.

/ May 16, 2019
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REPATRIATION of PRAPHAN PIPITHNAMPORN to THAILAND: FORSEA’s CONCERN

FORSEA joins Parti Sosialis Malaysis in expressing concern about the arrest and repatriation of a Thai dissident, from Malaysia to Thailand, to possibly face persecution for her political views.

/ May 15, 2019

FRAUD, IRREGULARITIES and DIRTY TRICKS: A REPORT ON THAILAND’S 2019 ELECTIONS

FORSEA special Report on Thailand's elections, held March 24, 2019, detailing cases of fraud and irregularities in the polls.

/ May 9, 2019