The presidential elections of 17 April in Indonesia are a rematch of the 2014 encounter. The same two candidates, Mr Joko Widodo and his adversary, retired general Prabowo Subianto, are again vying for the highest political position in the country.
Writing in the The Washington Post, FORSEA's Pavin Chachavalpongpun explains how Thailand's junta has intentionally created the parliamentary interregnum as a delaying tactic to undermine democracy.
In Indonesia, simultaneous campaigns of communist phobia and of homophobia portray both groups as enemies of the nation and condemn both for treacherously undermining the state’s morality and weakening its vigilance.
News Release: EILER strongly condemns red-tagging, and the illegal arrests of unionists in Compostela Valley, Mindanao.
Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir buried 'Asian Values' on February 16, 2019, in front of hundreds of Southeast Asian activists from all walks of life, writers, journalists, and artists, at the launch of FORSEA.