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The right to protest

When the people fear the government there is tyranny, when the government fears the people there is liberty ~ John Basil Barnhill

Ever since BERSIH (now more than just a movement for clean and fair elections) announced its intention to organize a rally to protest the embezzlement and laundering of billions of ringgit of public funds linked to the 1MDB scandal, the government appears to be going out of its way to hinder it.

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South China Sea: The Cambodia Connection

August 25, 2016 (New Eastern Outlook) – Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, recently condemned US policy for destabilising the Middle East. The Phnom Penh Post in an article titled, “ 1,046 more words


The Blizzard: In Memorium

I’ve been lucky enough to write for The Blizzard since its inception in 2010. For the past year they have taken some of their best pieces of long form football journalism and turned them into podcasts.  152 more words

US "Colour Revolution" Haunts Cambodia

August 16, 2016 (Joseph Thomas – NEO) – Washington’s friends in Southeast Asia, with only a few exceptions, have had a difficult time in recent years. 939 more words


Syrian Refugees in Lebanon: Talking Facts Beyond Populism – SyriaUntold | حكاية ما انحكت

The aim is to challenge, with facts, a populist rhetoric that scapegoats the entire Syrian refugee population in Lebanon for a crisis of which they are the primary victims. 10 more words

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Understanding What’s Happened and Is Happening in The Middle East

By Joe Pickett, OCW Publication Director

The region known as the Middle East has been in upheaval for decades now, and trying to gain understanding and perspective on its complexities can be both difficult and daunting. 563 more words

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