The latest news and reports on Southeast Asia, from FORSEA Board Members and special guest writers.
THE RETURN OF ROYAL ABSOLUTISM UNDER THAILAND’S KING VAJIRALONGKORN
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.
SECOND FORSEA RETREAT IN BANDUNG
The Second Retreat of FORSEA took place at the City of Bandung, Indonesia, from 23-25 November 2018. Thirty-two representatives from selected Southeast Asian countries participated in the retreat.
IN PROTEST: MAUNG ZARNI NOT TO SPEAK AT 5TH GLOBAL CHINA DIALOGUE AT BRITISH ACADEMY
In Protest of China’s detention of 1 million Uyghurs in Xinjing, Dr Maung Zarni elects to cancel speech at the 5th Global China Dialogue on Governance for Global Justice.
MYANMAR, BUILDING (wrong word?) A NATION WITHOUT A CONSCIENCE
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 OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF FORSEA
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.
INTERVIEW WITH NOAM CHOMSKY
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 RETREAT
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 INAUGURAL FORSEA RETREAT
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.