Among this week’s round-up of stories to watch in Southeast Asia: Local police employ shamans to carry out exorcisms for Padang’s LGBT community, a crackdown on independent media sites in Singapore, and rallies against the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination in Malaysia.
16 years ago, Timor-Leste reclaimed its independence after decades of brutal occupation. The world’s attention turned away. But for the women whose contributions to independence go unrecognised, the fight never stopped.
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?
Timor-Leste’s first Pride parade last year was heralded in international headlines as a major win for LGBTQ equality, but advocates and activists say there’s still a long way to go to shift mindsets.
A weekly look-ahead at Southeast Asia’s major stories.
Perang berdarah Duterte melawan narkoba di Filipina mungkin telah mengangkap perhatian seluruh dunia, namun retorik di balik ini semua bukanlah hal baru di wilayah Asia Tenggara.
Duterte’s bloody war on drugs in the Philippines may have captured the world’s attention, but the rhetoric behind it is not new to the region.
Human rights, LGBTQ equality and protections for migrant workers—New Naratif’s look back on 2017.