Deborah Germaine Augustin
• Dec 23, 2021
Community conservationists in Selangor are working to save the Shah Alam forest from planned development by showcasing its threatened biodiversity, disproving government claims and building support. Can they repeat an earlier victory by other forest defenders?
Chua Qwong Meng brushes off his importance. But a lawsuit with fellow drivers and volunteer efforts for others have made him a champion in the struggle for Singapore workers’ rights
• Oct 05, 2021
With rural communities along the Mekong living at the mercy of the geopolitical whims of nations controlling the river's flow and development, attempts are being made to band these disparate people together to regain control over their fate
• Sep 28, 2020
While youth-led protests grow in neighbouring Thailand, a spate of arrests of Cambodian activists in recent months has been met with a muted response. Researcher Kimkong Heng believes it's high-time that the Kingdom's youth reengaged through social media
• Sep 23, 2020
Young Thais are voicing their hopes and dreams louder than ever in pro-democracy demonstrations, but it is still uncertain if the message can connect to people beyond their generation. With tensions at an all-time high, can deep divides be bridged?
• Aug 26, 2020
Former armed revolutionary and current human rights activist Aung Myo Min establshed Equality Myanmar 20 years ago last month. But even after inroads, equality for the LGBTQ+ community in the staunchly conservative country remains a distant reality
• Aug 25, 2020
Across Southeast Asia, there are environmental activists risking their freedom and facing violence as they fight the green fight. Here we profile four of these unsung individuals campaigning in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and the Philippines
• Feb 26, 2020