THAILAND// Saving nation from democratic crisis

THAILAND// Saving nation from democratic crisis

By Punnawit Tantirapan, Thailand APMA 2019 The COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand started in January 2020, making it the first country outside China to experience this deadly viral infection. It has been the toughest year for the country’s economy, since the present Prime...
MYANMAR// Rohingya and COVID-19

MYANMAR// Rohingya and COVID-19

By Saw Lin Htet. Myanmar APMA 2019 Currently, around one million Rohingya refugees live in refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Southern Bangladesh. They are one of the unrecognized ethnic minorities in Myanmar who have faced persecution for generations. Aid agencies had...
INDONESIA // Economy comes first, life later

INDONESIA // Economy comes first, life later

Arif R. Haryono, Indonesia APMA 2019 Socio-economic problems are lurking behind the bushes, as the pandemic not only threatens the public health sector but also endangers the lives of millions of urban poor people in many big cities of Indonesia. They are stranded...
MYANMAR // Infodemic and COVID-19

MYANMAR // Infodemic and COVID-19

Saw Lin Htet, Myanmar APMA 2019 The government has been releasing public announcements to mitigate the spread Covid-19 in Myanmar. However, the official language, Burmese, proves to be challenging for ethnic peoples to fully grasp. People who live in remote areas need...
TIMOR LESTE// Freedom of expression in danger

TIMOR LESTE// Freedom of expression in danger

Dulce M. da Silva and Celso da Fonseca. Timor Leste APMA 2019 Timor-Leste is a young independent country in Southeast Asia with a high democratic index. It has been serving as the role model of democracy, at least for the region. Timorese citizens have been enjoying...
Class Netiquette 101

Class Netiquette 101

Learning conducted entirely online means that both students and lecturers have to make many adjustments, including learning how to navigate virtual classrooms. Communicating via online platforms may be a bit different than face-to-face settings. Thus, we’ve...