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.
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 (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.
Indonesia’s plans to bring in 3.5 million Chinese tourists during an election year may not be the best strategy.
For ASEAN to be truly a triumphant feat of regional integration, its peoples need to be more integrated.
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?
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the Malaysian government’s decision to ratify the convention turned into a celebratory spectacle after the government rescinded on its promise.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.
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.
New Political Formations in Myanmar
Terrorrist Incidents in Southeast Asia 2016-2018
Main Thai Political Parties