The latest news and reports on Southeast Asia, from FORSEA Board Members and special guest writers.
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 Shinawatra.
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 political position in the country.
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.
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.
THE DISSOLUTION of the THAI RAKSA CHART PARTY
Just weeks before the general elections in Thailand, the judicial coup is taking place.
Roundup of the FORSEA Launch: A FLICKER OF LIGHT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA
Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir buried 'Asian Values' on February 16, 2019, in front of hundreds of Southeast Asian activists from all walks of life, writers, journalists, and artists, at the launch of FORSEA.
OFFICIAL FORSEA LAUNCH PHOTOS: KUALA LUMPUR, FEBRUARY 16-17, 2019
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.
AFTERNOON SESSION SECOND DAY: THE INAUGURAL CONFERENCE OF FORSEA
Panel Presentations and mass Teach-Ins at the afternoon session of the second day of the inaugural conference of FORSEA: Democracy Fest 2019, Kuala Lumpur, February 17, 2019.
MORNING SESSION SECOND DAY: THE INAUGURAL CONFERENCE OF FORSEA
All the news and updates from the morning session of the second day of the inaugural conference of FORSEA: Democracy Fest 2019, Kuala Lumpur
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad: “ANY GOVERNMENT WILL COLLAPSE IF IT DOESN’T FULFIL ITS PROMISES”
The New Straits Times reports on Dr Mahathir speaking at the Launch of FORSEA, February 16, 2019. Forces of Renewal South East Asia (FORSEA), a non-profit organisation and a cross-national community working peacefully for social change across the region.