By Sophie Deviller/AFP • 5 days ago
As the Thai capital braces for the next major rally on November 25, and tensions rising around pro-democracy protests, we take a look at the forces in play and what might come next in a country with a long history of political unrest
By Alexi Demetriadi • 6 days ago
Cambodian journalist network and outlet CamboJA has been shortlisted for an RSF Press Freedom Award. Could the organisation represent a genuine source of hope for independent media in Cambodia’s increasingly hostile journalism environment?
By Agence France-Presse • Nov 18, 2020
As Thai lawmakers prepare to vote on possible constitutional reforms, pro-democracy protesters are set to return to the streets of Bangkok a day after six demonstrators were shot with live rounds
By Su Myat Mon and Richard Sargent/AFP • Nov 13, 2020
Official results on November 13 showed that Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party had secured an absolute majority in Myanmar's general election. But the country's former ruling military-aligned party has called the polls neither free no fair
While the US election result remains officially undeclared, the Democrats look to have won the race. Since 2016, the Trump administration's stance towards Southeast Asia has been erratic at best – what could the next four years look like under Biden?
By Andrew Haffner • Nov 13, 2020
After five years of no representation in parliament, Sithu Maung, Myanmar's first Muslim to win a seat in November 8 election has vowed to fight for the rights of the oppressed in a country with rampant discrimination
By Richard Sargent and Su Myat Mon/AFP • Nov 10, 2020
As official results trickled in following Myanmar's coronavirus-disrupted election, Aung San Suu Kyi's ruling National League for Democracy party said it was confident of winning a landslide victory
By Agence France-Presse • Nov 09, 2020
Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party are expected to retain power in Myanmar, as voting closed and counting continued late into the night in a general election mired in criticisms of racial apartheid and discrimination
By Richard Sargent/Su Myat Mon • Nov 09, 2020
King Maha Vajiralongkorn declared Thailand the "land of compromise" on November 1, also declaring his love for all Thais despite months of protests calling for major reforms to the monarchy
By Agence France-Presse • Nov 02, 2020
With pro-democracy protestors in Bangkok becoming increasingly emboldened in their calls for significant reform of the Thai monarchy, professor Mark S. Cogan asks, can the royal institution emerge from this crisis intact?
By Mark S. Cogan • Nov 02, 2020
Ex-Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad caused uproar on October 29 after he published a Twitter thread in which he claimed Muslims have the right to "kill millions of French people" in response to a recent spate of terrorist attacks on French soil
By Agence France-Presse • Oct 30, 2020
In recent days, Thailand’s government has attempted to crackdown on several outlets offering coverage of the ongoing pro-democracy movement. But while efforts are made to muzzle traditional media, live-streaming and citizen journalism is ready to fill the void
By Wanpen Pajai and Tara Abhasakun • Oct 23, 2020