The idea of relocating thousands of Rohingya refugees to a remote flood-prone island would set a bad precedent for managing human rights crises.
Myanmar's Rohingya issue has become a full-blown humanitarian crisis that affects all of southeast Asia. ASEAN nations would do well do move beyond their non-interference policy and help.
Long regarded as something approaching a saint, Myanmar's de facto head of state appears to be running out of moral capital.
Rohingya songs and drawings are a form of resistance against the persecutions they face in Myanmar and in Bangladesh.
The world has waited hopefully for democracy to blossom in Myanmar. But the new regime looks much like the old one.
Unless reconciliation efforts involve people at the grassroots, persecution of ethnic Rohingya will not stop. Indonesian should offer support for dialogue between communities in Myanmar.
Abuses on Rohingyas have reached new height but neither Myanmar nor neighbouring Bangladesh are taking responsibilities to grant basic human rights to this population.
Talks among ASEAN leaders are often limited to political and economic issues, pushing problems with deep social and cultural roots like the persecution of ethnic Rohingya to the margins.
From stubborn military rule to religious 'mobocracy', five young democracies show signs of slipping backwards.
Social media is changing the way we travel, with people increasingly eager to visit Instagram-worthy destinations. Has a place's visual appeal become more important than its history and authenticity?
Shifts in southeast Asian countries' political leadership has led to another worrying region-wide shift: away from liberalism.
The region is showing signs it is determined to ensure similar mass displacement crises such as that which took place in the Andaman Sea in 2015 are avoided.
A reduced aid budget equates to the forsaking of real opportunities in foreign policy terms. In the long term, this could make the savings look miniscule compared to opportunity costs.
Aung San Suu Kyi will rule Burma through her proxy president. They need to unite the country's many ethnic groups.
We recently undertook extensive fieldwork in Myanmar to find out what could help resolve the underlying issues that drive the conflict between the Muslim Rohingya and the majority Buddhist Rakhine.
Victory for Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy does not necessarily mean free speech is a given.
With the opposition party on course to win a historic election, it's time to get serious on some difficult questions.
As Myanmar nears a historic election, a long-embattled minority is still struggling to escape lethal violence and trafficking.
Myanmar is holding elections, but like the many other authoritarian regimes that do so, it isn't for democratic reasons and regime change remains highly unlikely.
Australia should not reserve its help for those fleeing conflict in distant wars. Its first duty should be to those who face death and persecution in its own region.