The 2014 coup interrupted mechanisms of local democracy that emerged from innovations in the 1997 constitution.
These events are heavily political in the distinctively clientelistic sense that dominates in Indonesia.
Online and social media shows that several political parties are actively involved in the vaccination program.
Citizen trust in Thailand’s political system has been seriously affected by the problems in the handling of the pandemic.
Dr Ni Win Zaw’s vision and commitment to development of education will take considerable time to replace.
This public health problem demands a radically different solution.
The 2020 Protest posed an existential threat to the Thai state. The government of Prayuth Chan-ocha has enlisted every available weapon to fight back, including COVID-19.
This is not a series of incidental disasters, but the result of structural problems related to capitalist expansion, climate change and recurring global epidemics
Southeast Asian citizens are not providing carte blanche to their governments to wind back civil liberties and political rights.
...creating spaces for civil society should be integral to post-pandemic recovery and reconstruction plans.
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.
Pengakuan pentingnya peran ini bisa memperkuatkan strategi baru.
Incorporating women's experiences and skills would improve pandemic responses.
As their travel documents expire Myanmar migrants risk becoming undocumented and excluded from legal protections by shortcomings in both Myanmar and Thai migration policies.
Large COVID outbreaks in prisons are only a part of a bigger problem in terms of the state overlooking the welfare of prisoners.
Perceived religious prohibition, vaccine coercion, anti-Chinese sentiment and reliance on alternative health and hygiene practices are contributing to low vaccination acceptance.
The voices of and inputs from communities and civil society in national strategic development planning have not been heard.
An important and unanswered question is the extent to which traditions of subsistence farming may still keep families afloat.
The illusion that the domestic space is only a site for social reproduction is over, but what will replace it?
Local media are failing to supervise regional Indonesia, with many relying on government PR budgets or politicians’ fresh cash.
The current arrangements slow initial local responses without a corresponding payoff.
Neighbourhood leaders enjoy high levels of public trust but concerns about legitimacy and conflict limit the extent to which they can implement COVID-19 restrictions.