In Myanmar—and across Southeast Asia more generally—women are generally under-represented as sources in the media. Efforts have sprung up across the region to address this problem, and through it, change the way in which women are perceived.
Artist Fahmi Reza attracted international attention when he was prosecuted for his work portraying the former Malaysian prime minister as a clown. After the 9 May election, but Fahmi’s motivations remain the same: “to use graphic arts as a weapon to fight against injustice”.
A look at the stories to watch in Southeast Asia this week: Singapore turns into a media circus for a historic summit, protests break out in Vietnam, and what’s with all the bomb jokes on planes in Indonesia?
Percakapan saya dengan Dian Yulia Novi, perempuan pertama yang divonis bersalah karena terbukti merencanakan serangan bom di Istana kepresidenan Indonesia. Artikel ini mengulas tentang perjalanan yang ditempuhnya sehingga ia menjadi radikal dan berniat melakukan aksi berujung kekerasan.
This week in Southeast Asian stories to watch: Who will be the Sultan of Yogyakarta’s successor? A minister gets embroiled in a corruption case in Vietnam, while questions continue to swirl over plans to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
The “tsunami rakyat” that brought Malaysia its first ever change in government was built on long years of hard work by the country’s civil society. There’s no time for them to rest on their laurels, but activists say they’ve already experienced great change on a personal level.
With Cambodia’s main opposition party out of the race, the ruling Cambodian People’s Party victory at the upcoming general election is assured. The challenge for Hun Sen, then, is not remaining in power, but maintaining the legitimacy to rule.
Trưởng thành tại Hoa kỳ, hiểu biết về ngôn ngữ và văn hóa Việt nam của Will Nguyễn có một gốc gác đặc miền Nam Việt nam. Trên con đường khám phá các góc nhìn đa diện và sự thật đa dạng, nghiên cứu của anh đã dẫn dắt anh đi tìm hiểu về sự chia rẽ bắc/nam.
While a lot English-language literature and writing tends to hark back to the country’s tragic history of violence and genocide, young Cambodian authors are taking charge of their own narratives—and finding success.