Op-ed: Election candidates must pledge to amend the Peaceful Assembly Law

On November 8, the people of Myanmar will go to the polls to select their representatives in both houses of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, Myanmar’s national legislature, as well as in state and region assemblies. With over 7,000 candidate applications from more than 90 political parties, ...


Thailand's Election is a “Referendum on Democracy” as Voters Flock to Early Polls Voting

The contest broadly pits the party of junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha, who led the 2014 coup when he was army chief, against populist parties loyal to ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and also parties opposed to extending military dominance in government. Keep reading ...

Theresa May calls for “free and open elections” in Thailand

British Prime Minister Theresa May yesterday called for “free and open elections” in Thailand as she met Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha Keep reading ...

ASEAN MPs Say Cambodia Election ‘Not Legitimate’

A group of ASEAN parliamentarians has said excluding Cambodia’s former opposition party from July’s general election had damaged the legitimacy of the vote. Keep reading ...

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