New & Noteworthy
A collection of images of recent protests on the anniversary of the 30th anniversary of the EDSA uprising.
THE third party group monitoring the peace process in Mindanao has pressed the Philippine government to have an alternative plan to further its peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), amid the likely possibility that the proposed law on the Bangsamoro Region will not be passed under the current administration.
How old were the 2016 presidential candidates in 1986, and what were they up to then?
Visiting Burma again in July 2015, I became quite fascinated by people’s faces. I made several trips to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Rangoon at different times of day, taking nearly five hundred portraits and candid pictures. These are the best of them. A confession: my favorite subjects, the young woman and child, were actually photographed at the World Peace Pagoda in Naypyitaw, a replica of Shwedagon.
David Mathieson of Human Rights Watch discusses Buddhist religious ultra-nationalism in Myanmar/Burma.
The Philippines is second to Colombia and the highest outside the Americas in human rights defenders killings
The Honorable Antonio T. Carpio, Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines, discusses the South China Sea disputes in an October 7, 2015 lecture at Columbia University. Moderated by Ann Marie Murphy, Senior Research Scholar at the Weatherhead East Asian Institute. Co-sponsored by SEASI and the New York Southeast Asia Network.
The 2016 Thailand Update at Columbia was attended by around 50 people throughout the day, drawn by the line-up of expert speakers discussing different aspects of Thailand's politics, society and economy. Read more
Former Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad became internationally known in 1997 when he blamed Wall Street and Jewish bankers for deliberately causing the Southeast Asian Financial Crisis. He viewed every drop in the Malaysian stock market and value of the Ringgit as a global conspiracy. He stridently denounced foreign intervention and meddling in Malaysia’s domestic affairs... Read more
A mid-March incident in which two armed Chinese coastguard ships forced an Indonesian patrol boat to release a Chinese fishing trawler it was towing to land after catching it fishing illegally within its Natuna Island EEZ may turn out to be a pivotal juncture in Indonesia’s policy toward the South China Sea issue. Read more