23 April, 2017

Ahok’s absurd trial won’t satisfy anybody

A.S. Hikam

Prosecutors' request for a suspended sentence for Ahok underscores what a political farce the legal process has been.

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Kingdom of fear (and favour)

Pavin Chachavalpongpun: Vajiralongkorn has been ruthless in consolidating his position within Thailand's ruling elite.

Film review: By The Time It Gets Dark/ดาวคะนอง

Anocha Suwichakornpong's new film haunts long after the credits are over.

R.I.P orange bajaj

The end of an era for the iconic form of transportation?

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Tackling sex re-assignment surgery in Malaysia

Understanding the state’s aversion towards sex-reassignment in Malaysia.

The Aceh Party’s Defeat

The Aceh Party needs revolutionary internal change.

Battling Indonesia’s declining revenues

Battling ongoing challenges with tax administration.

The irony of integrity

Why Phra Dhammajayo does not turn himself in.

The problem with a one woman show

Myanmar under Aung San Suu Kyi’s NLD.

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Indonesian women need local solutions

Obstacles to gender equality in Indonesia.

Blocking Papua from the Truth

How Indonesia continues to suppress press freedom in Papua.

Responding to Myanmar’s humanitarian crises

Jürg Montani on humanitarian action in Myanmar.

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A fashionable entry to policy?

Progressive activists should think outside the box to challenge key Trump policies in indirect ways, Sally Tyler writes.

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West Papua worries

Why West Papua remains a sore point in the relationship between Canberra and Jakarta.

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Piercing the corrupt corporate veil

Can Indonesia roll its way out of another corruption scandal?

Suu Kyi’s state of denial

Silence on Rohingya issue is hard to justify. It's also dangerous.

Risk, gossip and retribution in Thailand

Skydiving, insubordination and rule under the new king.