An avid blogger, twitterer and amateur photographer, Zashnain Zainal suffers from an incurable addiction to social work, helping marginalised communities since 1989. Nowadays he travels from the plantations of Malaysia to the slums of Thailand and Cambodia.
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"Even though Voice TV may provide different views, we insist that the contents do not harm national security."
"Action on #Rohingya is a real test of character for #ASEAN. Are we compassionate or heartless nations?"
"We hope to see more calling for the freedom of our fellow students."
GV interviews MP Nurul Izzah Anwar, daughter of jailed opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim, and captures reactions to a massive protest against his incarceration.
Thailand is a Buddhist-majority country while Muslims constitute about 5 percent of the population. Some Thais are unhappy with the intolerance demonstrated by the protesters.
Global Voices interviews exiled activist Paul Inggamer about his views of his native West Papua and the campaign for independence against the existing Indonesian occupation.
The Thai junta is summoning individuals whom they perceive as dissenters or those requiring an “attitude adjustment” for having different views. Three recent cases highlight this worrying trend.
"The shootings are emblematic of the routine human rights abuses that security forces carry out with impunity in Papua."
Former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was impeached for implementing a rice pledging program which critics decried as anomalous and disastrous.
After Malaysia was hit by the worst flooding in decades, young volunteers organized relief efforts in several communities. Global Voices spoke with two women who helped a soup kitchen program.
Speaking to Al Jazeera, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Malaysia representative Richard Towle exposed the poor conditions of refugees and asylum seekers, but some politicians disagreed with the portrayal.
A group of high school students in Thailand is organizing a series of protests, demanding education reforms from the military-led government.