Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
20-26 September 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, civilian displacement continued in Rakhine state in Myanmar amid ongoing shelling. Meanwhile, election-related violence has been on the rise. Demonstrations also continued across the region. In the Philippines, people protested to mark the anniversary of the imposition of martial law by former President Ferdinand Marcos in 1972. In Indonesia, demonstrations…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
19-25 July 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, civilians were displaced in Myanmar and the Philippines amid ongoing fighting between state forces and rebel groups. Additionally, demonstrations were reported against the killing of two Papuans by the military in Indonesia, and violence against protesters in Cambodia. Meanwhile, there was a surge in the number of anti-government demonstrations in…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
12-18 July 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, key developments include: the displacement of civilians due to ongoing fighting in Myanmar; clashes between communist rebels and state forces, and continued drug-related violence, in the Philippines; continued demonstrations over government actions in the Philippines, Indonesia, and Cambodia; and the resurgence of anti-government demonstrations in Thailand. Following a week of…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
5-11 July 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, key developments include: civilian casualties in Myanmar; clashes between state forces and communist and Islamist rebels in the Philippines; protests over legislative decisions in both the Philippines and Indonesia; and protests in Cambodia to commemorate the anniversary of the death of a political activist. After weeks of continuous fighting between…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
28 June-4 July 2020

Last week in Southeast Asia, state forces clashed with rebel groups in Myanmar and Thailand. Additionally, the highly controversial Anti-Terrorism Act was signed into law in the Philippines. Protests against the Pancasila Ideology Guidelines persisted in Indonesia. Lastly, coronavirus-related disorder was reported in Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.  While the Myanmar government has announced plans…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
14-20 June 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: clashes between the military and Kachin rebels in Myanmar; renewed separatist violence in Thailand; deadly fighting between state forces and communist rebels in the Philippines; demonstrations in Indonesia in response to the sentencing of Papuan activists under treason laws; and a rare protest in Cambodia over the…

Regional Overview: Southeast Asia
7-13 June 2020

In Southeast Asia, key developments last week include: ongoing fighting in Myanmar; growing demonstrations over the anti-terrorism bill in the Philippines; increased protests in Thailand over the abduction of an exiled activist; demonstrations in Indonesia ahead of a verdict for detained Papuan activists; and coronavirus-related disorder in several countries. In Myanmar, fighting continued between the…