Myanmar’s Muslim Mosaic and the Politics of Belonging

Note: This talk was given at the Southeast Asian Human Rights Network Conference on 15-16 October 2014 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. One of the co-panelists, Pak Ulil Abshar Abdullah who is well-known as a proponent of liberal Islam, was banned from entering Malaysia, but was able to give his presentation via skype. On the same day, the MalaysianContinue reading “Myanmar’s Muslim Mosaic and the Politics of Belonging”

Access to Justice and Administrative Law in Myanmar

Administrative law is an important part of access to justice because it can operate as a check and balance on government decision-making, and provide an avenue for individuals to seek review of government decisions. In a report sponsored by USAID and TetraTech for their ‘Promoting the Rule of Law in Myanmar’ program, I emphasise the importanceContinue reading “Access to Justice and Administrative Law in Myanmar”

Burma Studies Conference 2014

The bi-annual International Burma Studies Conference will be held in Singapore in August 2014. The theme of the conference is ‘Envisioning Myanmar: Issues, Images, Identities’ and is co-hosted by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, the Centre for Asian Legal Studies (Law Faculty, NUS), and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (NUS). For allContinue reading “Burma Studies Conference 2014”