The annual Politics in Action forum by Sydney’s Southeast Asia Centre brings political updates from Southeast Asia to researchers and practitioners from across the disciplines and beyond. Drawing upon expertise from around the world, these presentations will provide up-to-date information on developments in Southeast Asia relevant to scholars, students, practitioners and the general public. InContinue reading “Politics in Action 2021: Updates from Southeast Asia”
Are you a postgraduate student in Australia conducting research on Asia? The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) can help you in building your career and profile as a researcher, whether you’re an Honours, Masters or PhD student. With a membership of between 280-500, the ASAA is one of the largest organisations around the world and theContinue reading “Postgraduate Session: Welcome to the ASAA”
The Asian Studies Association of Australia (ASAA) invites its members to a forum to discuss its submission to the government’s consultation on a new strategy for international education, which presents an opportunity to promote Asian studies and languages. The webinar will be held at 2pm on 22 April. The Forum will begin with a talkContinue reading “Forum on International Education and Asian Studies”
Closure of Indonesian language programs in Australian universities will weaken ties between the two countries
Universities are vital institutional actors in Australia’s relations with Indonesia. Australian universities welcome thousands of Indonesian students across a broad range of programs. In doing so, they help forge connections that strengthen relations between our two countries. One major way that our universities have contributed is by offering Indonesian language courses. These programs enable AustralianContinue reading “Closure of Indonesian language programs in Australian universities will weaken ties between the two countries”
The position of Research Associate is currently open for applications. The Research Associate will work with me on the Australian Research Council (ARC) funded research project: ‘Constitutional Change in Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of Myanmar’. Applications close 28 April. For the full details on the position see the UNSW website here.
*For the Burmese version of this post see here The military regime in Myanmar has begun to use martial law orders. As I explain here, this represents a serious escalation in the response by the military. One aspect of martial law or military administration is that the Tatmadaw presumes this allows it to establish militaryContinue reading “What are military tribunals in Myanmar?”
[Burmese version available here] The military regime has recently declared martial law orders in some townships of Yangon. Its important to understand what this means and how it differs from section 144 orders. The declaration of martial law now is a sign of a rapid deterioration of the situation and the beginning of direct militaryContinue reading “What is martial law in Myanmar?”
*This post first appeared in The Diplomat on 11 March In every major city in Myanmar, protestors have denounced the February 1 coup, calling for an end to military rule and the restoration of democracy. Resistance has taken many forms and has been supported by local lawyers who have shown that the coup was unconstitutional.Continue reading “Did the Myanmar coup install an illegitimate president?”
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