Category: Opinion

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


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UNDERSTANDING STRATEGIC VOTING in THAILAND’S UPCOMING ELECTIONS

การเลือกตั้งเชิงยุทธศาสตร์

/ March 11, 2019
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FORSEA CONDEMNS THAI CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

Southeast Asia’s Democratic Network, FORSEA, condemns the Thai Constitutional Court’s dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart Party and urges the judicial body to rescind its anti-democratic ruling

/ March 11, 2019

THE DISSOLUTION of the THAI RAKSA CHART PARTY

Just weeks before the general elections in Thailand, the judicial coup is taking place.

/ March 9, 2019
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HUN SEN’s TAKE ON ‘DEMOCRACY’

Ruling Cambodia for four decades, for Hun Sen, to have democracy in Cambodia is to have him in power forever. Warning Cambodians, he says the country will be at 'WAR' if he loses the election.

/ February 20, 2019
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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 most most respected public intellectuals.

/ 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