Category: Opinion

The latest opinion from those committed to making our region fair, just and democratic.


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“DEMOCRACY HAS ALWAYS BE A HIGHLY CONTESTED CONCEPT, FEARED AND DISDAINED AMONG ELITES”

Professor Noam Chomsky delivered a recored message to the participants at the Official Launch of FORSEA, in Kuala Lumpur, February 16, 2019. A powerful oratory on the state of democracy from one of the world's...

/ February 18, 2019
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POLITICISED THAI CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

บทบาททางการเมืองของศาลรัฐธรรมนูญ: อาจารย์ธีระ สุธีวรางกูล จากคณะนิติศาสตร์ มหาวิทยาลัยธรรมศาสตร์

/ January 28, 2019
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ANOTHER ELECTION DELAY WOULD KILL THAILAND’S DEMOCRACY

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.

/ January 25, 2019
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VIDEO: PRAJAK KONGKIRATI on the THAI ELECTIONS 2019

In a FORSEA exclusive, Dr Prajak Kongkirati from Bangkok's Thammasat University, speaks about Thailand's military government and its inherent distain of the democratic process as upcoming polls loom for the country.

/ January 20, 2019
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OF KING, SEX, & ABDICATION

Sultan Mohammad V could have diffused the controversy if he had taken the path of another Constitutional Monarch, England’s King Edward VIII who abdicated in 1936 and walked into the horizon for “love.”

/ January 12, 2019

ORGANISING FOR FUTURE POLITICS IN SINGAPORE

In this digital age, dictators can no longer enjoy the monopoly of the tools of information dissemination, or rely on their controlled media to mould peoples’ thoughts.

/ December 31, 2018
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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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NO MATTER HOW THAILAND VOTES, THE MILITARY’S GRIP WILL STAY

Even if those who oppose the junta win the elections, they would be deeply hampered by the constitution’s anti-democratic elements.

/ December 14, 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