Among this week’s round-up of stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Formula 1 racing heads to Hanoi, a nun accused of being “anti-Duterte” is kicked out of the Philippines, Indonesia continues to search for victims of the Lion Air crash, and Malaysia struggles to balance the books.
For many refugees, resettlement can seem like the Hollywood ending they’ve been hoping for. But often it brings with it yet another set of challenges.
The ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights is often criticised for being ineffectual and “toothless” when it comes to addressing the region’s human rights issues. Representatives say that, while there has been some progress, it ultimately comes down to the individuals within the body.
A weekly round-up of the stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Duterte goes on Facebook to prove he’s alive and well, Singaporeans worry about the leases on their flats, and a self-cloning lizard is found in Vietnam.
Our weekly round-up of the stories to watch this week: An espionage trial continues in Cambodia, more blasphemy charges are laid in Indonesia, and Malaysia’s new government gets its report card after the first 100 days.
It’s been 30 years since the 8 August 1988 uprising that saw Aung San Suu Kyi emerge as the face of the pro-democracy movement. Today, Myanmar faces new challenges amid calls for transitional justice.
Our weekly round-up of stories to watch in Southeast Asia. This week, Najib’s been charged with money laundering, Indonesia’s presidential hopefuls have filed their papers, and Singapore gets ready for Crazy Rich Asians.
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.