Friend and ally of FORSEA, the FRC is an umbrella network of Rohingya refugees, their leading spokespersons, and international friends working together to end Myanmar genocide and build a viable future for the survivors of state-directed persecution.
One hopes that elections will actually be held this time around. Failure by the government to keep to the recently announced date could lead to political instability.
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.
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.
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.