Fiona Wong is the Southeast Asia Research Manager at ACLED. She holds an MA in Human Rights and Democratisation, and her past research includes work with public policy think tanks and international human rights organizations. Fiona has also worked closely with human rights defenders across Asia and the Pacific. She is fluent in English, Mandarin, Malay, and basic German.

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
3-9 April 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, security forces in Myanmar continued to use lethal force against anti-coup demonstrators. As the crackdown continues, supporters of the anti-coup movement are stepping up their resistance, with reports of citizens increasingly fighting back. Meanwhile, anti-China sentiments continue to increase alongside increasing calls for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
27 March-2 April 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, the violent crackdown by security forces on anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar turned even more deadly than preceding weeks amid increasing reports of battlefield tactics being used against demonstrators. Meanwhile, as support for the anti-coup movement by ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) continues to gain momentum, clashes between the military and EAOs…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
20-26 March 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, the military junta in Myanmar continued its lethal crackdown on the anti-coup movement. In addition to suppressing demonstrations with excessive force, security forces have also been stepping up neighborhood raids that have resulted in more fatalities. In response to the indiscriminate use of force by security forces, anti-coup demonstrators have…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
20-26 February 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, demonstrations against the military coup in Myanmar continued amid increased use of force by government authorities against demonstrators. Two demonstrators were killed when police fired into a crowd of demonstrators. Mass demonstrations were also held across the country as part of a “22222 Uprising” campaign on 22 February. Meanwhile, fresh…