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UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee described the current “democratic space” in the country as “fragile”. Broken Promises, Politicians, Bar Chart, Believe, People, Protractor, People Illustration, Folk

Myanmar’s fading democratic sheen | The ASEAN Post

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee described the current “democratic space” in the country as “fragile”.

However, the new regulation still allows child marriage if there is consent from the parents. Laos Vietnam, Brunei, Cambodia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Marriage, Children, Valentines Day Weddings

Regulation seeks to end child marriages, but…

However, the new regulation still allows child marriage if there is consent from the parents.

Martial law in the Mindanao region was first implemented in May after hundreds of Islamic State affiliated militants took control of the city of Marawi.

Martial law in Mindanao extended

Martial law in the Mindanao region was first implemented in May 2017, after hundreds of Islamic State affiliated militants took control of the city of Marawi.

The current 1974 marriage law which stipulates the legal age for girls years) and men years) to get married is discriminatory.

Is Indonesia about to end child marriage?

The current 1974 marriage law which stipulates the legal age for girls (16 years) and men (19 years) to get married is discriminatory.

The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and the Malaysian Islamic Party (Parti Islam Se-Malaysia or PAS) are looking to consolidate their Malay voter base. Political Spectrum, Cleric, Islam, Marriage, Politics, The Unit, Valentines Day Weddings, Wedding, Casamento

UMNO and PAS: A forced political marriage?

The United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) and the Malaysian Islamic Party (Parti Islam Se-Malaysia or PAS) are looking to consolidate their Malay voter base.

Indonesia’s plans to bring in million Chinese tourists during an election year may not be the best strategy.

When visitors become workers

Indonesia’s plans to bring in 3.5 million Chinese tourists during an election year may not be the best strategy.

ASEAN should be people focussed Labor Law, Civil Society, Prioritize, Decision Making, People, People Illustration, Folk

ASEAN should be people focussed

For ASEAN to be truly a triumphant feat of regional integration, its peoples need to be more integrated.

The Philippines: Dangerous for journalists

The Philippines: Dangerous for journalists

Filipino journalists face bodily harm, or worse, death, simply for trying to report the truth.

Could Prayut Chan-o-cha be looking to attract voters from among the rural and urban poor, the majority of which support the Pheu Thai? Help The Poor, Starting A Business, Health Care, Politics, Health

Helping the poor for political gain?

Could Prayut Chan-o-cha be looking to attract voters from among the rural and urban poor, the majority of which support the Pheu Thai?

ICERD non-ratification tarnishes Malaysia’s image

ICERD non-ratification tarnishes Malaysia’s image

What initially began as a protest against the Malaysian government’s decision to ratify the convention turned into a celebratory spectacle after the government rescinded on its promise.

The CNRP will have to show whether it has what it takes to band together as a solid alliance. What It Takes, Human Rights, Wedding Ring

A hard test of mettle

The CNRP will have to show whether it has what it takes to band together as a solid alliance.

Politics with a dash of murder Drugs, Politics

Politics with a dash of murder

A recent spate of public assassinations of local officials in broad daylight brought the spotlight back on political killings in the country, now dubbed the “murder capital of Asia”.

As part of its soft power initiatives, China offers university scholarships for ASEAN’s brightest young minds. Study In China, Time In China, Soft Power, Ambition, Encouragement, Student, College Students

China’s global ambitions stretch beyond trade

As part of its soft power initiatives, China offers university scholarships for ASEAN’s brightest young minds.

New Political Formations in Myanmar Democratic Party, Politics

The shifting landscape of Myanmar’s politics

New Political Formations in Myanmar

Terrorrist Incidents in Southeast Asia

‘Our Eyes’ to combat terrorism

Terrorrist Incidents in Southeast Asia 2016-2018