Media

Podcasts/Interviews/Seminars

  • (2021) Podcast with the International Association of Constitutional Law, ‘Methodological questions in comparative constitutional law: Language as a barrier and an opportunity’
  • (2020) Podcast with the Institute of Migrant Rights on Myanmar’s Constitution in Context (Cianjur, Indonesia)
  • (2020) Podcast with the ASEAN Society for the UNSW ASEAN Conference 2020 (2020) Podcast with the New Books Network on The Constitution of Myanmar
  • (2020) Webinar on ‘Covid-19 and Constitutionalism in Asia’, National University of Singapore
  • (2020) Webinar on ‘Public Law Responses to Covid-19: Lessons from Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, Gilbert + Tobin Centre for Public Law
  • (2020) Webinar on ‘Why Special Autonomy in West Papua has failed’, Diplomacy Training Program
  • (2019), ‘Indonesian Language in Australian Schools’, Australia Indonesia Institute
  • (2019) Australia Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) Career Champion
  • (2019) Short clip on Indonesia’s 2019 Elections, UNSW
  • (2018) Politics in Southeast Asia: A Review, at Sydney’s Southeast Asia conference on Politics in Action.
  • (2017) Podcast on ‘Muslims, NGOs, and the future of democratic space in Myanmar’, The Religious Studies Project
  • (2016) Myanmar Update, Update on Politics in Southeast Asia, Sydney Southeast Asia Centre

Articles/Op eds

  • (2020) ‘Dumb and Dumber: Government, Universities responsible for decline in Indo-Pacific Languages’, December, Sydney Morning Herald. 15 Dec
  • (2020) ‘Australia Indonesia relations need to talk the talk’ 14 Dec, The Interpreter
  • (2020) ‘Anti-Democratic Constitutional Landmarks: Myanmar’s Constitutional Tribunal and the Right to Vote’ 8 December, International Association of Constitutional Law.
  • (2020) ‘Why Myanmar’s Elections will not be Free, Fair or Safe’, 12 October, The Interpreter
  • (2020) ‘Under the cover of covid-19, Indonesia’s most respected institution under attack’ 14 September, The Sydney Morning Herald
  • (2020) ‘Southeast Asian democracies in declining health amid Covid-19’ 3 July, The Interpreter
  • (2020) ‘Asian Law in Australian Universities: Research Centres as Critical Institutional Commitments’ 21 April, Asian Currents
  • (2020) Guest editor of blog series on Trends in Asian Studies in Australia, with Ed Aspinall
  • (2019) ‘Illiberalism and Democratic Illusions in Myanmar’ 20 Nov, New Mandala, also in Burmese and in Bahasa Indonesia
  • (2019) ‘Indonesia’s Experiment with Specialised Courts’ 1 Sept, CUP
  • (2019) ‘Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism in Asia’ 8 July, Asian Currents
  • (2019) ‘Time to Reverse the Indonesian Language Disaster on our Shores’, 14 May The Interpreter.
  • (2019) ‘Hope, Despair and the New Normal in Myanmar’ 9 May, The Interpreter
  • (2019) ‘Career Champion’, 9 May, Australia Indonesia Youth Association
  • (2019) ‘Don’t Rely on Luck: Making the Most of the FTA with Indonesia’ 18 April, The Interpreter
  • (2019) ‘The Death Penalty Paradox in Buddhist Myanmar’, 13 March, The Interpreter
  • (2019) ‘Renewed calls for constitutional change in Myanmar’s military-state’, 14 March, East Asia Forum (2019) ‘Press Freedom in Myanmar, 23 Jan, World Politics Review
  • (2018) ‘Myanmar’s Press Freedom Mirage’, 20 Nov, The Interpreter
  • (2018) ‘Elections a Sham in Rakhine State’, 1 Nov, The Interpreter
  • (2018) ‘Myanmar’s Rakhine State Crisis: Diplomatic Challenges for Australia and ASEAN’ Disruptive Asia, The Asia Society, March
  • (2018) ‘Democracy and Peace Frustrated in Myanmar’, 29 Jan, The Interpreter
  • (2017) ‘The Twisted Politics of Terrorism in Myanmar’ 12 Sept, The Interpreter
  • (2017) ‘Ahok, Indonesia’s Nemo, sentenced to jail’ 10 May, Policy Forum
  • (2017) ‘Myanmar’s Legal Voice of Conscience: A personal tribute, U Ko Ni’, New Mandala, 31 January
  • (2016) ‘Islamist rule by law in Indonesia’ 2 Dec, Policy Forum, ANU.
  • (2016) ‘What do blasphemy charges mean for Ahok? 22 Nov, Indonesia@Melbourne.
  • (2016) ‘Blasphemy charges against Ahok a victory for Islamists in Indonesia’, 17 Nov, East Asia Forum. (2016) ‘Reigning in Emergency Powers in Myanmar’, 3 Nov, East Asia Forum.
  • (2016) ‘Jokowi’s Islamist Challenge: Curbing Terrorism and Religious Intolerance’ 31 Aug, The Guardian (2016) ‘The Constitutional Implications of Myanmar’s Peace Process’, 25 July, ConstitutionNet
  • (2016) ‘Dawn of a Democratic Era or Dialogue with Dictators? The Challenges Ahead for Myanmar’s New Leaders’, 12 Feb, ConstitutionNet
  • (2016) ‘Indonesia: Persecution disguised as fighting terrorism’ 28 Jan, The Sydney Morning Herald.
  • (2015) ‘Persecution of Muslims in Myanmar is misunderstood by the West’ 3 Dec, The Sydney Morning Herald.
  • (2015) ‘Why constitutional review is needed’, 17 July, The Myanmar Times
  • (2015) ‘Law and Conflict in Myanmar, 11 August, New Mandala
  • (2015) Myanmar elections lack legitimacy without constitutional change, 25 May, East Asia Forum
  • (2014) ‘Reality check needed on Islam, Buddhism in Myanmar’ 17 Nov, New Mandala
  • (2014) ‘Writs but no Weapons? A Stocktake on Administrative Justice in Myanmar’ 12 Nov, International Journal of Constitutional Law blog.
  • (2014) ‘Myanmar’s Muslim Mosaic and the Politics of Belonging’ New Mandala, 4 Nov.
  • (2014) ‘Road to Constitutional Amendment in Myanmar Going Nowhere’ East Asia Forum [Special Edition: On the Edge in Asia] 27 March
  • (2013) ‘Myanmar’s Constitutional Transition is the Military’s Call, 27 Nov, The Conversation.
  • (2013) ‘Indonesian Constitutional Court rejects Blasphemy Law Case’ 23 Oct, International Journal of Constitutional Law blog.
  • (2013) ‘Teaching Myanmar’s Next Generation of Lawyers’ 18 Sept, East Asia Forum (ANU)
  • (2013) ‘Constitutional Amendment Key to 2015 Elections’ 8 Aug, New Mandala ANU ‘Indonesian Constitutional Court reconsiders Blasphemy Law’ 30 Jul, International Journal of Constitutional Law blog
  • (2013) ‘Constitutional Writs as “Weapons” in Myanmar?’ 9 Jul, International Journal of Constitutional Law blog
  • (2013) ‘Myanmar: Civil-Military Relations and Constitutional Reform’ 21 Jun, East Asia Forum (ANU) reposted in Asia Sentinel, 21 Jun, and The Irrawaddy 24 Jun ‘The Challenge of Regulating Religious Freedom in Indonesia’ 18 Feb, Right Now
  • (2012) ‘Law Reform and Human Rights in Indonesia-Myanmar: The Potential of National Human Rights Commissions’ No 62 (Winter) International Institute of Asian Studies 7.
  • (2012) ‘The Indonesian Blasphemy Case: Affirming the Legality of the Blasphemy Law’ 1(2) Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 1-4.
  • (2012) ‘Religious Intolerance and Law Reform in Indonesia’ 20 Jun, East Asia Forum (ANU).
  • (2012) ‘Indonesia’s Blasphemy Law: Bleak Outlook for Minority Religions’ 14 (26 Jan) Asia Pacific Bulletin No 146.
  • (2012) ‘Indonesia’s Draft Law Exacerbates Religious and Ethnic Tensions’ 20 Mar, Asia Pacific Memo No 141 (Institute of Asian Research, UBC) with Antje Missbach
  • (2012) ‘Australia-Indonesia commitment must on people-smuggling’ Crikey, 10 Sept
  • (2011) ‘Religious Deviancy and the Law: The Escalation of Violent Attacks Prompts Some Local Governments to Ban Ahmadiyah’ (Jul-Sept) Inside Indonesia.
  • (2010) ‘God and Democracy: A Christian Church is Asserting its Democratic Rights by Suing the Mayor of Depok’ 100 (April-June) Inside Indonesia with Tim Lindsey
  • (2008) ‘Burma’s millstone milestone’, The Herald Sun, 20 October 2008, p 20.