A look ahead at the stories to watch in Southeast Asia this week. Is the region going to be able to host a World Cup soon? Meanwhile, Duterte has a frightening new plan.
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.
New Naratif’s North Sumatra consulting editor takes a look at stories to watch across Southeast Asia, 20–27 May.
Growing up in the United States, Will Nguyen’s knowledge of Vietnamese language and history had come from a firmly South Vietnamese perspective. His research has led him to interrogate the north/south divide in his journey to uncover multiple perspectives and truths.
Mohammad Noyeem tells us why he will talk to anyone about the ongoing Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, and why he wants the media to publish the violent photos in his possession.
When a Rohingya refugee in Indonesia approached us with graphic photos from Rakhine State, we were faced with the dilemma of how to handle them. Our North Sumatra editor reflects on the issues we grappled with.