Are We as Area Studies Scholars Guilty of Negligence in Allowing Genocides to Happen in the Regions we Study?
Foreign scholars CAN help to prevent genocide again. If we're waiting for policymakers to prevent things on their own and save ourselves the trouble so that we can take a well-funded research trip and sit outside a coffee shop in Naypyitaw or Yangon, why should the rest of the world have any interest in reading anything we have to write? Scholarship and research should mean something.
Those who vehemently oppose the repressive – and often racist, bigoted and economically predatory states – call attention to Myanmar's Rohingya people as the most terrorised by their own government.
REPORT: SEOUL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on PROTECTION of ROHINGYA SURVIVORS and ACCOUNTABILITY FOR GENOCIDE
Korean Civil Society in Solidarity and FORSEA.co co-organised a two-day International Conference at Sogang University in Seoul, S. Korea aimed at bringing Myanmar’s ongoing genocide of Rohingya people to the attention of the chop-stick civilisations of Far East Asia, namely Japan, S. Korea, Taiwan and, theoretically, China.
Saskia E. Wieringa and Nursyahbani Katjasungkana write and edit works on the events of 1 October 1965, and the subsequent campaign to annihilate the Communist Party, the murder of an estimated one million people in Indonesia, and the many forms of violence during the period of the massacres that were to take place.
Korean Civil Society networks, the Free Rohingya Coalition, and FORSEA collaborate to organise an international conference to campaign for the Asia-wide boycott of Myanmar.
Friend and ally of FORSEA, the FRC is an umbrella network of Rohingya refugees, their leading spokespersons, and international friends working together to end Myanmar genocide and build a viable future for the survivors of state-directed persecution.
In Protest of China’s detention of 1 million Uyghurs in Xinjing, Dr Maung Zarni elects to cancel speech at the 5th Global China Dialogue on Governance for Global Justice.