23 July, 2021

Resilience and young M’ranao evacuees at times of pandemic

Neil Madulara Martin, Primitivo III Cabanes & Genara P. Trinidad

If stories of shock are transferred to younger generations, so is the narrative of resilience that their elders pass down.

Indonesia’s open-door lockdown

Along with the ineffectual lockdown the widely reported graft has fomented outrage and eroded trust in the government’s ability to handle the pandemic and keep its people safe.

Kaum perempuan di garis depan: Peran kepemimpinan yang tak dihitung dalam penanganan COVID-19

Pengakuan pentingnya peran ini bisa memperkuatkan strategi baru.

Jawi: identity and controversy

The furore over a few seemingly innocuous pages in a textbook provide an indication of just how polarised Malaysian society has become.

Myanmar: An International Orphan

When an orphan’s extended family fails lamentably, fortunately there is an alternative: turning to your friends. Civil society groups in Southeast Asia increasingly see the combat for Myanmar’s democracy as their own.

Down, But Not Out: Political Violence in the Southern Philippines from 2016-2020

Fluctuations in incident and casualty data belie claims the end of Philippines’ insurgencies is near.

INDONESIA AT NEW MANDALA

What is behind vaccine hesitancy in Indonesia?

Perceived religious prohibition, vaccine coercion, anti-Chinese sentiment and reliance on alternative health and hygiene practices are contributing to low vaccination acceptance.

New friends, old enemies: Politics of Ethnic Armed Organisations after the Myanmar Coup

Has the coup has brought these groups closer together or deepened disunity, and reduced the likelihood of the formation of the federal army?

In limbo: Migrant workers struggle with the Myanmar coup and COVID-19

As their travel documents expire Myanmar migrants risk becoming undocumented and excluded from legal protections by shortcomings in both Myanmar and Thai migration policies.

Containing conflict and pandemic in Myanmar: an urgent mission

ASEAN has raised the bar for pushing dialogue in Myanmar: it will be a test for ASEAN's credibility to implement the consensus for real change in Myanmar.

Heaven Doesn’t Divide—Why This Gulf?

Morlam song practices still resound, even if criminalised, depoliticised and silenced.

THAILAND AT NEW MANDALA

Southeast Asia during COVID-19

COVID-19, food insecurity and the resilience of indigenous women in Indonesia

Protecting rural indigenous people’s control over food resources is linked to the wellbeing of migrant workers in the cities.

MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE & BRUNEI

Scholarly Journeys: Substation and Singapore’s Academia

The Substation as we know it may be history, but its significance should not be written as an obituary.

Poverty policy making during the pandemic

In Malaysia, government social spending is on the decline while policy debates on critical issues such as UBI remain suspended.

Whither labour law reform in Malaysia?

The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic shows the role of trade unions is even more important in defending workers’ rights during the health and social crisis.

From disinformation to democratic innovations: amplifying ordinary citizens’ voices

How do ordinary Filipinos make sense of their experiences of disinformation during elections?

A Murderous Plague in the Philippines

As the COVID-19 pandemic intersects with Duterte’s murderous plague, Filipinos are faced with clear lessons that can be brought to bear in the next election.

Surviving or thriving? COVID-19 and violent non-state actors in the Southern Philippines

Data analysis strongly suggests correlations between COVID-19 and the commission of political violence, but the causal mechanisms driving these trends are less clear.

ASEAN on Myanmar’s coup: revisiting Cold War diplomacy on Cambodia

ASEAN has precedent and success in interceding in struggles for diplomatic recognition at the United Nations during the Third Indochina War (1978-1991).

The Spirit of China in Cambodia

As Chinese influence intensifies, Cambodians are trying position themselves in relation to this new tide of values.

The impact of COVID-19 on the civil society sector in Cambodia: a year on

The voices of and inputs from communities and civil society in national strategic development planning have not been heard.

Launching ARTSEA: art, design and architecture in Southeast Asia

A platform for diverse collection of articles, videos, seminars, photo essays and reviews on art, design and architecture, and its place in society and history in Southeast Asia.

ARTSEA

OTHER COUNTRIES & TOPICS

Gameplay for good: gamified crowdsourcing for better public policy in Southeast Asia

The success of Translator Gator illustrates a gap between current policy making and rapidly changing technologies.

Civic space in Timor-Leste during COVID-19 Part 1: Governance and civil society

Civic space in Timor-Leste has been challenged and expanded by the pandemic

Can Vietnam lead ASEAN?

Vietnam seems to be managing global crises such as the pandemic and recession better than many other Southeast Asian nations.

At what cost: The impact of Indonesia’s Omnibus law on underwater cultural heritage

Why, after such a long hiatus, is underwater cultural heritage is once again being considered as an economic, not an archaeological or historical, resource?

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