democracy in Asia - updates

Rappler's latest stories on democracy in Asia


[OPINION] Xi Jinping – in Duterte's footsteps, so to speak...

Jan 02, 2018 - 11:33 AM

The 'best' and 'worst' in Asia 2017

[OPINION] Liberals and Democrats must fight back to reclaim their place in Asian politics

Dec 09, 2017 - 2:30 PM

We have no doubt that history would vindicate us in the end, and that the principles of democracy, human rights, a well-managed market economy, and the rule of law are the only pathways to peace, justice, and prosperity

Obama on farewell tour to Europe fearful of 'Trump effect'

Nov 14, 2016 - 10:03 AM

In the name of a peaceful transition the American president must now do his best to reassure his European counterparts about the future of American democracy under a President Trump

President-elect Donald Trump (L) listens as U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting in the Oval Office November 10, 2016 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Stop Myanmar airstrikes in Kachin state, ASEAN told

Jan 07, 2013 - 5:27 PM

Fighting between the Myanmar military and the Kachin Independence Organization has worsened in recent days

ETHNIC CONFLICT. Kachin Independence Army (KIA) soldiers patroling in Loije township near Mai Ja Yang, outside Laiza, a town in Myanmar's northern Kachin state home to the ethnic Kachin rebels' headquarters. AFP PHOTO/ Soe Than WIN

Suu Kyi 'to swear oath' in Myanmar parliament

Apr 30, 2012 - 5:21 PM

In a dramatic climbdown the Nobel laureate told reporters at her National League for Democracy NLD party headquarters in Yangon that she would pledge to safeguard the army created constitution

Aung San Suu Kyi. File photo courtesy of Suu Kyi's page on Facebook

PNoy: Help Myanmar not to backslide on democracy

Apr 04, 2012 - 2:47 PM

President Aquino joins other Asean leaders in calling for international sanctions on Myanmar to be lifted immediately