Forward-looking investments in Southeast Asia that focus on the power of technology can help reduce inequality and expand opportunity, but regional governments need to be willing to move beyond mere hype.
Articles by Zachary Frye
The fundamental freedom to publish critical views on society and government is necessary for real democracy and human rights to flourish in the region.
Myanmar’s coup leader needs to attend ASEAN’s upcoming emergency meeting on the situation in Myanmar on April 24 despite activists’ legitimate concerns that this elevates the junta’s profile.
In the weeks following the Myanmar military’s coup on February 1, Asia’s online pro-democracy movement known as the Milk Tea Alliance saw a surge in new activism.
Southeast Asia appears open to blockchain technology and the digitization of currency despite the fact that the majority of the public remains reliant on cash.
A recent Mercer survey suggests most Thais can expect small wage increases next year as the economic fallout from COVID-19 impacts companies’ budget outlooks.
The region faces the threat of increasing natural disasters as global warming makes extreme weather more likely.
Malaysia has reportedly withheld a report on Rohingya graves a full year after a government probe. Its government should make its findings public on the grounds of transparency and accountability.
Gendered inequalities persist despite the foundational roles many women play in economies across the region.
A group of local community and human rights organisations put in a formal request with the UN to put an end to displacement along Indonesia’s border with Malaysia in Borneo.