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Fear & Voting in Burma/Myanmar: 2015 Election

On 8 November, up to 32 million Burmese voters will elect representatives to fill 1,171 seats in the National and State/ Division Parliaments. Ninety one political parties will compete for 75% of seats in the legislature, while 25% remain reserved for the Tatmadaw. Despite official promises of a “free and fair” election, multiple flaws continue to undermine the credibility of the process […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Presidential Hopefuls in Myanmar’s 2015 Elections

Myanmar’s General Elections being held on 8 November 2015 will determine the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) which comprises of the Lower House of Parliament (People Assembly, Pyithu Hluttaw) and the Upper House of Parliament (National Assembly, Amyotha Hluttaw) as well as the regional assemblies of the fourteen states and regions […]

November 3, 2015  •  By Institute of Southeast Asian Studies  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Deadly Journeys – The Refugee and Trafficking Crisis in Southeast Asia

Deadly JourneysIn May 2015 three boats carrying 1,800 women, men and children landed in Aceh, Indonesia. Most of the passengers were Muslim Rohingya, a persecuted religious and ethnic minority from Myanmar […]

October 20, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Current State of Counternarcotics Policy and Drug Reform Debates in Myanmar

image-1Are Myanmar’s current drug policies effective? How do they impact important issues such as human rights, sustainable development, ethnic conflict, and the peace process?

June 9, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

WCRP releases “Inaccessible and Under-Resourced: Concerns Over Education in Rural Mon Communities”

image1-1Moulmein, Mon State: At a presentation in Mon State capital Moulmein, the Women and Child Rights Project (WCRP), a project of the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) released a report entitled “Inaccessible and Under-Resourced: Concerns Over Education in Rural Mon Communities” […]

June 2, 2015  •  By Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Reclaiming the ASEAN Community for The People – CSO Statement


1.1 This ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN People’s Forum marks the 10th anniversary since the first regional gathering of civil society in Malaysia. We, the civil society in Southeast Asia[1], welcome the commitment of ASEAN in the years since to establish a people-centric ASEAN and a peaceful, prosperous community. With deep regret and concern, the people’s recommendations submitted to ASEAN member states since 2005 have been neither implemented nor adopted in any meaningful way […]

January 24, 2015  •  By ACSC/APF 2015  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement in Solidarity with CSOs in Withdrawal from 2014 Interface Meeting Between ASEAN Governments’ and CSOs’ Representatives

The withdrawal from the interface with ASEAN leaders by Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), followed by the complete cancellation of interface by ASEAN governments which happened on the 10th May 2014 during the time of ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Thaw, Myanmar, had become another round of proof on the different interpretation on the ‘people-centered ASEAN’ between ASEAN’s people and ASEAN’s governments […]

May 30, 2014  •  By ASEAN Watch Thailand  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Indonesian Interface Delegates for 24th ASEAN SUMMIT Regret the Cancellation of CSO Interface Meeting

[Nay Pyi Taw] – Indonesia CSO Delegations for 24th ASEAN Summit regret the cancellation of Interface Meeting agenda with the ASEAN leaders, which was supposed to be taking place in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar today (5/11) […]

May 11, 2014  •  By Indonesia CSO Delegations for 24th ASEAN Summit  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Malaysian Government Undermines ASEAN Processes

Malaysian civil society organisations are appalled that, ahead of the ASEAN Summit on 11th May 2014, the Malaysian government has objected to the Malaysian civil society delegate due to attend the Interface Meeting between Civil Society and the ASEAN Heads of State. We are further dismayed by news that the Cambodian and Singaporean governments […]

May 9, 2014  •  By Malaysia Representatives to ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ ASEAN People's Forum 2014  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Royal Government of Cambodia

The Cambodian Civil Society Working Group on ASEAN (CCWA) was formally initiated on 29 April 2013, to form a working network of Cambodian civil society organizations that play a critical role in ASEAN platforms and other regional civil society work. CCWA consists of nine NGOs including the Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association […]

May 8, 2014  •  By Cambodian Civil Society Working Group on ASEAN  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤