Date: Jun 27, 2018

Liberal democracy in Southeast Asia has long struggled in the face of authoritarianism, monarchy, nationalism and ethnic chauvinism. Some say that Malaysia is a “surprise case” — however, the region's overall democratic health is somewhat ebbing. There are growing concerns in Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar.

This discussion aims to capture the dynamics and undercurrents of democratic transformations in the region — with particular focus on Malaysian elections.

See the programme here.


Baladas Ghoshal, Secretary General, Society for Indian Ocean Studies & Former Professor, School of International Studies, JNU

Niranjan Sahoo, Senior Fellow, ORF & Member, Carnegie Rising Democracies Network

Pinak Chakravarty, Distinguished Fellow, ORF

S.Y. Quraishi, Former Chief Election Commissioner of India and Advisor, International IDEA

Shankari Sundararaman, Centre for Indo-Pacific Studies, School of International Studies, JNU

The timing of the event is from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Venue Address

Conference Hall, ORF New Delhi