Regional Outlook, Global Perspective
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0 comments, 29/01/2018 in Insight, Viewpoints

Celebrating the silver jubilee of ASEAN-India relations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi penned an op-ed stating that the relations between India and the... Read more...

0 comments, 12/12/2017 in Insight

The 10th Bali Democracy Forum marked International Human Rights Day this year in the western Jakarta dormitory suburb of Tangerang, a change of venue forced on the organizers by the untimely eruption of Mt Agung. As usual, the gathering brought together ministers and senior officials from the 10 AS... Read more...

0 comments, 27/11/2017 in Insight, Viewpoints

When ASEAN unveiled its Human Rights Declaration in 2012, it was met by well-founded criticism. The Declaration fails to include several basic rights and fundamental freedoms such as the right to freedom of association and the right to be free from enforced disappearance. Some of the clauses even su... Read more...

0 comments, 02/10/2017 in Insight

The focus of last week’s editorials and op-eds in the mainstream media around the region has veered slightly away from the crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and the fate of the Rohingya. Yet, Frontier Myanmar weekly news magazine features an interesting perspective by going to the other side of ... Read more...

0 comments, 14/09/2017 in Insight

The fact that the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar’s Rakhine state was front-page news in most of the world’s media last week shows we have a serious problem, right here in our very own backyard.  Except for a few media organizations, most have tended to point an accusing finger at the Myanmar Govern... Read more...