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
9-15 January 2021

Last week in Southeast Asia, clashes between ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) decreased in Shan state, Myanmar. However, fighting between Myanmar state forces and Karen rebels increased in the Bago region. Likewise, in Indonesia and the Philippines, state forces clashed with separatist and communist rebel groups, respectively. Also in the Philippines, violence against civilians – including…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
25-31 October 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, clashes between the military and the United League of Arakan/Arakan Army (ULA/AA) increased in Rakhine and Chin states. Meanwhile, civilian casualties were reported amid ongoing shelling in Rakhine state. In both Thailand and Indonesia, demonstration activity decreased sharply. The decrease in protests in Thailand follows a surge in both anti-government…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
18-24 October 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, anti-government protests increased dramatically across Thailand following state repression of demonstrations the week prior. There was also a surge in pro-establishment demonstrations across the country. In Indonesia, the number of demonstrations against the controversial omnibus law on job creation continued on a downward trend. In Myanmar, fighting between state forces…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
11-17 October 2020

In Southeast Asia last week, fighting between the military and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) decreased in Myanmar relative to the week prior. Meanwhile, the election commission’s decision to cancel voting for the 8 November general election in various townships in Rakhine and Shan states because of ongoing fighting sparked opposition from various parties. Demonstrations were…