More than 1,000 representatives of civil society groups from the Asean region came together in Bangkok in February to express their desire and commitment to work towards a people-centred Asean Community that promotes justice and human rights.
Who could have imagined the election results of March 2008! Khoo Boo Teik looks back at a long year and reminds us that we must continually turn to our community of dissent. It is only in this community that we can find the unifying hope for meaningful social and political change.
The presence of five bloggers on
opposition benches in Malaysia’s newly elected parliament must be
galling for the Barisan Nasional, which was
returned to power in Saturday’s general elections minus its
long-held two-thirds majority.