Category: Opinion

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


(YouTube) Keynote Address by FORSEA Co-founder on Refugee Insecurities, Monash Business School

"In the jargon of the United Nations circles, INGOs, and conventional academics, the term 'statelessness' obfuscates what is, in effect, state-organized, legally justified and popularly 'morally' sanctioned acts and processes of persecution of one or more marked ­and typically vulnerable ­human groups within the artificial 'national' borders."

/ September 9, 2023

Forsea co-founder Dr Maung Zarni on the ASEAN Summit in Jakarta

ASEAN is correct in condemning the Myanmar junta for its sustained and systematic uses of violence against civilians. But Indonesia, as chair, should use its position to officially designate the Myanmar junta as a terrorist organization.

/ September 6, 2023

Ejected Spaceship

Poem by Chu May Paing.

/ August 16, 2023

A Veteran Chin Revolutionary from Myanmar recalls His Experience about Myanmar’s historic nationwide uprisings of 8 August 1988 (or 8888)

“If you continue to demonstrate, the soldiers will take care of you. Soldiers never shoot into the air just to scare. They shoot straight. If you keep on making trouble, don’t think that you will get away with it!”

/ August 10, 2023
Aung San Suu Kyi at the International Court of Justice KRSEA

Why did the Genocidal Military Regime “Partially Pardon” Aung San Suu Kyi?

FORSEA cofounder M. Zarni dissects the regime's so-called "partial pardon" of #AungSanSuuKyi: confuse #Myanmar resistance, coopt tired NLD leaders, placate @ASEAN & arm-supplier-neighbours (#china #Thailand #India #Singapore) & crush principled resisters.

/ August 2, 2023

Bangkok-based “Conspiracy Blogger” Brian Berletic spreads Fake News about FORSEA as “A Tool of US Imperialism” in Southeast Asia

The ex-US Marine turned conspiracy blogger also attacks the “Milk Tea Alliance” and Myanmar's Resistance while defending Cambodia’s Hun Sen and dispensing advice to China and Russia on their arms trade.

/ August 2, 2023

Nyi Pu Lay (1952-2023): Resting in the Revolution

Nyi Pu Lay, the man, treated anyone who met him with respect. He was courteous, thoughtful, kind and generous with his time, talents and publications. He was modest above all, and brimming with curiosity and eagerness to learn not just about things that immediately concerned the Burmese mind, but racism, international law, democratization, transitional justice, genocide and other atrocity crimes.

/ July 28, 2023

Forsea co-founder dissects #Myanmar resistance & revolution, on “talkRADIO, UK”

A LIVE discussion with FORSEA co-founder Maung Zarni, 9 July 2023, 2300 GMT, shedding light on "national resistance" against the "Myanmar military junta's atrocious war against its own people".

/ July 21, 2023

Unconditional Dialogue in the Age of Myanmar “Nway Oo” Revolution: Four Problems with Aung San Suu Kyi’s “Dialogue” with the Murderous Junta

Tragically, the public will become increasingly confused as to who is providing the pro-democracy leadership or which path – revolutionary or the status quo of the Suu Kyi-military deal, which will undoubtedly be backed by ASEAN.

/ July 14, 2023