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A journey back to myself, amidst Gaza’s pain

Gaza’s tragedy is far from just distant news. It is also an invitation for this half-Palestinian professional, living in Southeast Asia, to get to know the Palestinian side of her identity.

Amando Doronila: A True-blue Newshound

The passing of Amando Doronila, one of the Philippines’ most respected journalists and former chief editor of the ‘Manila Chronicle’, brings back the journalistic lessons I learned from him. Among them – let your story speak for itself, and keep writing.

Uniting Myanmar’s Ethnic Minorities: A Challenging but Still Hopeful Task

Complicated histories and relations among Myanmar’s diverse ethnic communities make the goal of a federal union a daunting one. But possibilities emerge from a new governance forum set up in line with this federal future in Sagaing, the heartland of resistance by the Bamar ethnic majority – and a region that used to be free of conflicts that ethnic regions have been living with.

Burma Past and Present: Same and Different 

It has been 20 years since Myanmar’s intelligence agents detained the writer, who was a university student at the time. Yet far too little has really changed in Burma since then.

Myanmar’s Rohingya: ‘At a Certain Point You Can’t Treat Hopelessness’

Having no agency in life and feeling entirely abandoned add to the already health-and-life threatening situation of the Rohingya in the refugee camps in Bangladesh. Without a clear regional response and international attention shifting elsewhere, minimum standards of living in the contained settlements are deteriorating, Doctors Without Borders’ Paul McPhun says in this conversation.

Philippines: We Remember – Martial Law at 50 

It is the young people’s responsibility to hold, and pass on, the memories around martial law in the Philippines. a university student writes. The declaration of martial law, whose 50th anniversary was on 21 September 2022, was among the instruments of dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, whose son and namesake is now the country’s president.

PHILIPPINES: Conflicting Social Memories of Martial Law, 50 Years On – Why?

Martial law had a ‘smiling’ face, a law-and-order face and one of outright repression, which meant that Filipinos had different kinds of trauma from that time that persist in today’s polarized spaces. But to correct the neglect of the nurturing of public memories, it is time to teach “historical empathy”.

မြန်မာ။ ။ ‘အစိုးရိမ်ဆုံးကတော့ ကျွန်တော်တို့ လုံးဝပြန်နာလန်မထူနိုင် ဖြစ်သွားမှာကိုပဲ’

မြန်မာနိုင်ငံသည် ၂၀၂၁ ခုနှစ် စစ်အာဏာသိမ်းမှု ဖြစ်စဉ်မှစပြီး လူမှုအရင်းအမြစ်နှင့် သယံဇာတ အရင်းအမြစ်များ ဆက်တိုက် ဆုတ်ယုတ်လျော့ပါးမှုကြောင့် တိုင်းပြည်အခြေအနေ ဖရိုဖရဲဖြစ်မည့် အန္တရာယ်နှင့် ရင်ဆိုင်နေရသည်။ အနာဂတ်တွင် ကြုံရလာနိုင်သည့် စိတ်ပျက်အားလျော့ဖွယ် အနေအထားအပေါ် သဘာဝပတ်ဝန်းကျင်အရေး ဆောင်ရွက်ရာတွင် ထင်ရှားသူ တစ်ဦးဖြစ်သည့် ဦးဝင်းမျိုးသူက Reporting ASEAN နှင့် ဆွေးနွေးထားသည်။

In Myanmar, the Anti-junta Resistance is Hers

In these ‘herstories’, Myanmar women tell us, in their words, how they are finding their own ways of being part of continuing resistance against the military since the 2021 coup.

Myanmar: ‘Our Opportunity Has Now Come’

The country is plummeting into the gravest political, economic and humanitarian crises in its modern history. But  I see a bright future ahead, beyond the darkness.

Malaysia: A Plastic Pandemic

Many may think that addressing sustainability – whether plastic use or climate change – can come after economic recovery from COVID-19. But they are not separate issues at all.

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