Category: NEWS

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


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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
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TWO CANDIDATES, TWO WINNERS? THE INDONESIAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS of 2019

Jokowi was accused of being a crypto communist. Prabowo of harbouring the wish to establish a caliphate. Thus the election results can be seen as an indication of how the nation defines its soul.

/ April 23, 2019
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UPDATE ON THAILAND’s 2019 ELECTIONS

FORSEA's Regular column offering readers updates on the moves and manoeuvres following the March 24th elections in in Thailand, the first nationwide polls since the coup of 2014 that overthrew the elected government of Yingluck...

/ April 21, 2019
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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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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