Tag: Rohingya

Upcoming FORSEA podcast series: “Dissenting Voices Across Southeast Asia”

The goals of this series is to provide a space outside of face-to-face debates and unilateral exposes for deeper discussions about major challenges facing human security in the region and obstacles to democracy and free expression.

/ August 2, 2020

Burmese genocide scholar Maung Zarni takes on Myanmar’s most influential abbot, Sitagu Sayadaw

No global justice or international accountability process will be complete without Sitagu being named as a criminal who despite his saffron robe and high honours has provided spiritual patronage to genocidal leaders of Myanmar while offering scriptural justifications for “killing millions of non-Buddhists.”

/ July 28, 2020
Aung San and MA Rashid who were Vice President and President of Rangoon U Students Union with the British governor Sir Dorman Smith in 1930s FORSEA

De-imagining Myanmar and Reimagining Free or Federated States

The painful but necessary question – How will or can Myanmar be de-constructed, or more alarmingly, disintegrated? – needs to be asked openly and debated publicly.

/ July 18, 2020

FORSEA co-hosted a Special On-line Seminar: The Future of Crisis-Torn Rakhine State in Myanmar, with the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, SOAS, and Free Rohingya Coalition

"Our seminar today embarked on the long term program of de-imagining and de-colonizing Myanmar as an internally colonial state and re-imagining a new type of genuinely post-colonial society and a cluster of autonomous regions with a set of inclusive national and regional identities based on common good, multiculturalism, and respect for all faiths".

/ July 17, 2020

A FORSEA-led Seminar on the Future of Rakhine

Much-awaited online seminar, 16 July 2020, on “What Future for Rakhine?: End Games for the Arakanese (Rakhine, Rohingyas and Other Co-habitants)”.

/ July 13, 2020

Soldiers’ Court-Martial Myanmar’s Latest Sham, say Rohingya Groups

Activists' organisations denounce lack of transparency and say it's foolish to expect justice from Myanmar’s military.

/ July 6, 2020

“The Slow Burning Genocide” of Myanmar’s Rohingyas

Art has the power to remember the past, build connections across time and space, and contribute to the ongoing fight for justice in our communities. The Thread Exhibit combines artwork and technology to bring light to the voices of the Rohingya people.

/ June 29, 2020

FORSEA’s Maung Zarni speaks to Anadolu Agency on wide ranging issues in Southeast Asia

The Burmese public has been made ignorant of the facts about Islam and Muslims Zarni explains. There is no reason for the Burmese government to target Rohingya as they do not demand secession, independence, or even a regional autonomy.

/ June 28, 2020

Myanmar’s Double Contagion: the Covid-19 and the Viral Discourse of Islamophobia

Over the last 8 years, another type of virus, namely Islamophobia, has effectively spread across all segments of Burmese society, with devastating impact on Muslim communities and, more acutely, the community of Rohingyas, numbering 2 millions in total.

/ April 15, 2020
FORSEA says Act Now ASEAN

What does the Myanmar Provisional Measures Order by the International Court of Justice mean for ASEAN?

It is long overdue for ASEAN to sync its policies towards Myanmar with international opinion, legal and human rights, and the global public.

/ February 12, 2020