The next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles Across Asia discusses Japan's disappointing policy responses to egregious human rights violations in Asia and its reluctance to use its economic leverage to help people in need. Live: May 11, 2021: 7pm Tokyo | 6pm KL | 5pm Phnom Penh, Jakarta & BKK | 4:30pm Yangon | 11am London.
Read the report on the Dialogue with Dr James Gomez, Regional Director of Asia Centre, taking to Maung Zarni about the Myanmar junta in its grafting of surveillance technology onto the communications networks to secure future control of people and the country.
India under the populist BJP government of Prime Minister Modi has been gripped with a series of crises – largely self-inflicted – with devastating consequences on the society of 1.4 billion people. Listen to a discussion on the Crises in India: the Collapse of Healthcare Systems, BJP's Electoral Defeat in West Bengal, and Farmers' Protests.
In the next FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles in Asia, Dr. James Gomez, Regional Director at Asia Centre, will outline a shift in tactics by the authoritarian regimes of ASEAN – from internet content censorship to infrastructure control.
"It's from the frying pan of wars and genocide at home, into the flaming fire of an off-shore refugee-prison complex in Australia". FORSEA hosted a virtual in-depth discussion on how a democratic state such as Australia has adopted and institutionalized an anti-refugee policy since around 2001.
Join the FORSEA Dialogue on Democratic Struggles in Asia for a discussion on the Inhumanity Against Refugees in the Name of Border Control: The Sordid Case of Australia.
What the BJP regime needs to understand is that deporting asylum seekers to Myanmar will undoubtedly be appreciated by the Tatmadaw. But it will come at a huge cost, not least to India’s battered image of being a democracy. Its more lasting consequence would be to damage relations with the protesting multitude of people in Myanmar.
A Consensus on the Efficacy and Value of ASEAN Summit on Myanmar: Understand & Appreciate Myanmar People’s Analyses of Their Oppression
"ASEAN is not capable of dealing with Myanmar’s Civil War/Revolution while the UN is abdicating its responsibility". An in-depth Facebook LIVE discussion – a post mortem discussion – on the Five Point Consensus from the recent ASEAN Summit on Myanmar with views from three top discussants: Tan Sri Dr Sayed Hamid Albar, Professor Michael W. Charney, and Dr Khin Zaw Win.
Burmese scholar-activist Maung Zarni discusses the relationship between scholarship, activism, and truth-telling; his childhood in Burma and his formative influences among other topics.