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Southeast and East Asia

The last decades the region has enjoyed an unprecedented economic upswing. More people have benefited from globalisation and escaped poverty than anywhere else. And thereby the political weight of the region in the world has thereby increased.

 

However, despite all this progress, the levels of democratic development and rule of law are patchy and there are many shortcomings. Out of the ten ASEAN member states (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) only Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines may be described as more or less developed democracies. The other countries still follow an authoritarian, undemocratic path of development in which conflicts are covered up or violently suppressed.

 

In Taiwan and South Korea, however, democracy has grown and taken root: they are convincing examples of the liberal development path. Whatever the problems, this much is clear: this is the region that is defining the shape of things to come. Many countries are in the throes of economic and political upheaval. These are times when new institutional frameworks are emerging.

 

Our Foundation sees great opportunities for contributing, together with our liberal partners, to the implementation of free and democratic frameworks in the countries of the region. The ASEAN organisation is steadily acquiring importance for the region‘s development. Its work should therefore pay more attention to the defence of human rights. Our Foundation organises discussions with major public figures in order to enshrine a regional human rights mechanism in the ASEAN Charter.

 

With the „Freedom Forum“ – an phone-in radio show aired on the morning programme of the Indonesian broadcast channel 68H and its 49 partner stations the Foundation and its partners managed to launch a successful country-wide discussion platform. The „Sisters in Islam“, from Malaysia, have been for many years partners of our Foundation. They stand up for a modern Islam respecting freedoms and promoting equal rights for women.

 

Prosperous and democratic South Korea is separated from communist North Korea by one of the few remaining Cold War frontlines. Through its activities fostering economic reforms the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom contributes to national development in North Korea.

Publications International Work

Please have a look at our publications published by the Liberal Institute in English language: Concepts of Liberty, Occasional Papers, Ideas on Liberty, Liberal Thinkers, Liberal Report. You can download Policy Papers concerning the regions we work in: Central, South East and East Europe (engl.) and in German language for Africa, Mediterranean countries, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast and East Asia, European Institutions and North America.

 

Overview: All publications in English language

Contact East and Southeast Asia

Regional Office:

 

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

Regional Office Southeast & East Asia

BBC Tower, 25th Floor

29 Soi 63 Sukhumvit Rd.

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel.: +66 (2) 365 057-0

Fax: +66 (2) 714 838-4

E-mail : contact@fnst.org

Website (engl.): www.fnfasia.org

 

Regional Director: Dr. Rainer Adam

 


 

Office Philippines:

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
7 B Amorsolo St.
San Lorenzo Village
Makati City 1223
Metro Manila
Tel.: +63 (2) 840 372-8
Fax: +63 (2) 810 318-9
E-mail : philippines@fnst.org
Website (engl.): www.fnfasia.org

Project Director: Jules Maaten

 


 

Office Indonesia:

 

Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
Jalan Kertanegara 51
12110 Jakarta-Selatan
Tel.: +62 (21) 725 601-2
Fax: +62 (21) 720 386-8
E-mail : Jakarta@fnst.org
Website (engl.): www.fnfasia.org

Project Director: Moritz Kleine-Brockhoff

 


 

Office Korea:

 

Friedrich Naumann Foundation Korea Office
7th Fl., College of Social Science
Hanyang University, 17 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-ku
Seoul, 133-791
Tel.: +82 (2) 229 521-55
Fax: +82 (2) 229 385-29
E-mail : korea@fnst.org
Website (engl.): www.fnfkorea.org

Project Director: Dr. Lars-André Richter




Office Thailand


Friedrich Naumann Foundation Thailand Office

BBC Tower, 25th Floor
29 Soi 63 Sukhumvit Rd
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Tel.: ++66 2 365 0570
Fax: ++66 2 714 8384
E-Mail : thailand@fnst.org

Website (engl.): www.fnfasia.org
Website (thail.): www.fnfthailand.org

Project Director: Katrin Bannach




Office Malaysia


Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit
Jalan Rajasa II/7, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta 12110
Tel.: +62 (21) 725 601-2
Fax: +62 (21) 720 386-8
E-Mail : malaysia@fnst.org
Website (engl.): www.fnfmalaysia.org/

Project Director: Moritz Kleine-Brockhoff

 



Office Cambodia


Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom
4th Floor, 28 To Ngoc Van
Tay Ho Dist.
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel.: ++84 4 371 92400
Fax: ++84 4 371 92402
Website (engl.): www.fnfasia.org

Project Director: Hans-Georg Jonek




Office Myanmar


Friedrich Naumann Foundation Myanmar Office

Regional Office Southeast & East Asia

BBC Tower, 25th Floor

29 Soi 63 Sukhumvit Rd

Bangkok 10110, Thailand

Tel.: ++66 2 365 0570

Fax: ++66 2 714 8384

 

Project Director: Katrin Bannach




Office Vietnam

 

Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom
4th Floor, 28 To Ngoc Van
Tay Ho Dist.
Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel.: ++84 4 371 92400
Fax: ++84 4 371 92402
E-Mail: vietnam@fnst.org
Website (engl.):  www.fnfasia.org 


Project Director: Hans-Georg Jonek