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Merge Into One: Photos from the Thai Floods of 2011

Merge Into One: Photos from the Thai Floods of 2011

In August 2011 the floods appeared aggressive, somewhat north of Thailand. Then it, like a raging beast, surge forth, southward – a destructive force of nature, that claimed land, farms, villages, towns and cit ...

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 ...

A Tall Order: Free and Fair Elections

A Tall Order: Free and Fair Elections

While people talk about political parties and the usual predictions of who will be the prime minister, there’s very little open debate about the role and responsibilities of the Election Commission of Thailand. ...

Capture the Real You

Capture the Real You

Homelessness and urban poverty in Kuala Lumpur. Photography and art by Zashnain Zainal | Malaysia. ...

Malaysia: Lawan Berita Palsu Dengan Fakta, Bukan Akta

Malaysia: Lawan Berita Palsu Dengan Fakta, Bukan Akta

Malaysia’s government has introduced a sweeping “anti-fake news” bill that critics say could stifle criticism of Prime Minister Najib Razak and his supremacist political party before a national election later t ...

We Remember Moments

We Remember Moments

I remember a time when society reacted with shock and anger. The Thai coup of 2014 had provoked public resistance to the military takeover. Pro-democracy demonstrators peacefully gathered on May 24, 2014 at Victory M ...

Decay of Public Health

Decay of Public Health

Thai public hospitals offer much hope to the masses, especially to the poor. Yet for the past three years, there has been a decline in quality services, the increase of bureaucracy and the fear of a future without ba ...

Without a home

Without a home

Homelessness is not a new social ‘problem’ in Thailand. The poor are often subjected to societal condemnation and discrimination. Being poor and homeless places one in a vulnerable state – one that ...

The Right to Participate

The Right to Participate

Source: Khaosod English One hundred and nine groups consisting of NGOs, civic groups, grassroots organizations, labor groups, students and anti-junta organizations met for two days over the weekend and came out with ...

He Slumbered in a Nightmare

He Slumbered in a Nightmare

Wrecked by poverty and societal apathy, the homeless community finds no peace. The Dream Within A Nightmare Society appears to relish in delusions, where as long as they mind their own business, they can afford to re ...

US Ambassador to Indonesia Addresses Violence Against Minority Groups

US Ambassador to Indonesia Addresses Violence Against Minority Groups

The United States Ambassador to Indonesia Scot A. Marciel said lax law enforcement was responsible for cases of violence against minority groups in the country. ...