Category: NEWS

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


FORSEA-Rohingya-genocide

US GENOCIDE RESOLUTION WELCOME, BUT ROHINGYA NEED MORE

The United States will not intercede, meanwhile, Myanmar's neighbours see it through the economic lens, so an international coalition for the Rohingya is needed.

/ December 15, 2018
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FORSEA’s VIEW: MALAYSIA AS A BEACON FOR CHANGE

"The most important things that Tun Mahathir brought about through the victory is this positiveness and aspiration for a freer Society"

/ December 8, 2018

THE 2018 ANTI-ICERD RALLY IN MALAYSIA: FLASHBACK TO LONDON IN 1936

The December 8, 2018 anti-ICERD rally in Malaysia reminds one of the 1936 Battle of Cable Street in London. Both show the racialist character of protesters and the threat of violence.

/ December 8, 2018
FORSEA-Absolutism-Vajiralongkorn

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.

/ December 7, 2018

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.

/ December 5, 2018
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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.

/ December 3, 2018
Myanmar-Rohingya-FORSEA-crisis

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 –...

/ November 30, 2018
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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.

/ November 6, 2018

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.

/ November 6, 2018
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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.

/ November 6, 2018