Singapore is forcibly repatriating migrant domestic workers to conflict-ridden Myanmar. Considering the vast economic rewards Singapore reaps from their labour, the government should offer social protections and the chance to stay and work, writes Laura Antona.
For Malaysian politicians, speaking out in support of Palestinians is a well-worn tradition, especially when Israeli oppression makes headlines. However, by depriving refugees of basic rights at home, these same leaders undermine the Palestinian cause, writes Wael Qarssifi.
Non-binary people are not a recent trend; we have always been here. It’s time for the world to see us and to celebrate with us.
Military violence is taking a psychological toll on Myanmar’s anti-coup resistance. New spaces, like a pop-up art therapy centre, are creating opportunities for activists and journalists to discuss their mental health and stay primed for the revolution.
A year after Wanchalearm Satsaksit vanished, authorities say there is no proof he was abducted in Phnom Penh. A joint investigation reveals details of the Thai dissident’s escape from Thailand, life in exile in Cambodia and the last days before he disappeared.
Yiamyut Suthichaya, assistant editor for Prachatai English, speaks to Sirikan Charoensiri from Thai Lawyers for Human Rights about the tension between the Thai constitution’s presumption of innocence and the Criminal Court’s criminalisation of political speech.
Vietnamese dissidents and citizen journalists are turning to social media to broadcast criticisms of the state. In response, the Communist Party is deploying new laws and loyalist hackers to police the ways people can use platforms like Facebook.
Opposition to the Myanmar junta has forged connections and solidarity as Myanmar diaspora communities in Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore, as well as local activists in Indonesia, brave personal risks to speak out against the coup.
His father was Malaysian; his mother’s nationality is unknown. Xenophobia and a decade-long legal and bureaucratic battle stand between Wong Kueng Hui and citizenship in the country of his birth. He’s one of hundreds of thousands of stateless people in Sabah.
Deborah Augustin speaks to Bina Ramanand, founding member of Family Frontiers and co-founder of the Foreign Spouses Support Group; and Naz, a Malaysian in a transnational marriage about the challenges that transnational families face in the country.