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Rap Against Dictatorship – ประเทศกูมี

Rap Against Dictatorship – ประเทศกูมี

“Polarizing the people is the authoritarian’s ultimate weapon. When this happens, the people’s power will be take away.”   Song : ประเทศกูมี Rap Against Dictatorship A ...

The Art of The Deal

The Art of The Deal

In a devastating realm of self-righteous, ignorance and political fuckery.   ...

Indonesia: Hundreds Arrested in West Papua Demonstrations

Indonesia: Hundreds Arrested in West Papua Demonstrations

Source: abc NEWS Indonesian police detained several hundred people Monday at protests around the country demanding independence for remote West Papua. Arrests were made in cities in Sulawesi, Java and Papua but demon ...

Unhappiness in Between Smiles

Unhappiness in Between Smiles

Anti-junta protesters march against military rule on the second anniversary of Thailand’s military coup.   ...

#BebasMedia – Whoever Controls the Media, Controls the Mind

#BebasMedia – Whoever Controls the Media, Controls the Mind

Grafik Rebel Untuk Protes & Aktivisme (Grupa) views the recent decision by the Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission to block news portal The Malaysian Insider as another blatant attempt by the despe ...

When Chiang Mai Students Mock Repression

When Chiang Mai Students Mock Repression

In February 2016, students from the law faculty of Chiang Mai University conducted a parade and show, that mocked and condemned the increasing institutional repression of the population and poor state of rights under ...

Young Malaysians on a Mission: #TangkapNajib

Young Malaysians on a Mission: #TangkapNajib

Tough times for an unpopular Malaysian prime minister, Najib Razak, and for ordinary citizens. The country is deeply engulfed in scandals, primarily regarding Najib’s pet project, a state-investment fund, 1Mala ...

A Time for Hope in West Papua

A Time for Hope in West Papua

In the wake of West Papua’s long awaited acceptance as a part of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, the time is coming for the cries of the Papuan people to be heard. ...

Patani Youth Activists Seeking Malaysia’s Help as ASEAN Chair

Patani Youth Activists Seeking Malaysia’s Help as ASEAN Chair

PerMAS lodged a formal appeal to the Malaysian embassy in Bangkok yesterday. The Federation of Patani Students and Youth (Persekutuan Mahasiswa Anak Muda dan Siswa Patani) is seeking for the government of Malaysia to ...

Hundreds Rally for the Release of Students Detained in ThaiSouth

Hundreds Rally for the Release of Students Detained in ThaiSouth

Thai army arrested 50 students and young people on June 2, in the conflict-torn southern provinces of Thailand. The students are affiliated with PerMAS (Federation of Patani Students and Youths) along with other pe ...

Malaysia in the Age of Inhibition

Malaysia in the Age of Inhibition

A few weeks in Malaysia have enabled me to wrap loose ends on an outreach project, a combo of counselling and trouble-shooting on poverty concerns, and not forgetting the reporting. ...

Political gluttony in a realm torn by greed

Political gluttony in a realm torn by greed

I'm back in Bangkok, where traffic conditions, urban pollution and color-based politics have reach a screeching point, where the educated elites are in their constant political brawl against what they call the uneduc ...

Mandawuy Yunupingu broke indigenous barriers

Mandawuy Yunupingu broke indigenous barriers

Mr Yunupingu was an Aboriginal musician, songwriter and campaigner who fought many battles - most of which he won. As the frontman of Yothu Yindi, he pushed indigenous music beyond Australian borders and gained a glo ...

7 Papuans Arbitrarily Arrested, Tortured and Interrogated by Indonesian Police

7 Papuans Arbitrarily Arrested, Tortured and Interrogated by Indonesian Police

The Asian Human Rights Commission are reporting that seven West Papuan men were arbitrarily arrested, tortured and interrogated, in two separate incidents, by Indonesian police on February 15th, 2013. ...

Human Rights Watch: End Silence on ‘Disappeared’ Lao Activist

Human Rights Watch: End Silence on ‘Disappeared’ Lao Activist

There is strong evidence that Sombath, a prominent 60-year-old social activist, was forcibly disappeared by Laotian authorities more than two months ago. The Lao government’s long silence about Sombath Somphone’s ...

The Intention of Raver J

The Intention of Raver J

I think it's important to state intentions -especially in these times. The world is in a critical state -it's time to wake from complacency, apathy, and criticism. It's time to show Love and do! ...

Rights of Marginalized Children in Thailand

Rights of Marginalized Children in Thailand

Poverty has its roots firmly placed in many parts of ASEAN member nations, and Thailand is no exception. Child poverty, whether urban or rural, have caused a displacement of strategies and misguided interventions. Th ...

Inevitable Destiny of the Bastard Child of Civilization

Inevitable Destiny of the Bastard Child of Civilization

AK Rockefeller, reduces the fear of being alone, produces a vigor of solidarity, particularly when one faces the shadow of the approaching might of the Institution. We discard the veils, we stand tall or crouch in p ...

Towards Democracy: Thais Rebuilding Thailand

Towards Democracy: Thais Rebuilding Thailand

Bangkok, I am back in the metropolis of 12 million people. Someone had mentioned that the population could easily reach as high as 14 million with the daily migration of people from other provinces and migrant worker ...

A Prayer to the Gods

A Prayer to the Gods

Bakchos was attacked by four men, he had a pillowcase placed over his head, a noose around his neck and petrol poured over him, whilst all sorts of abuse were hurled in his direction, including terms such as ‘nigge ...