The stunning victory of the opposition in Malaysia’s recent parliamentary elections led by former strongman Dr. Mahatir Mohamad has left people ecstatic, bewildered or anxious. While it was generally welcomed by the Malaysian population which gave Mahatir’s Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) coalition more than a simple majority in parliament, there are those who are […]
We, the undersigned civil society organisations, people’s organisations and individuals, affirm our belief in peoples’ right to self-identification, and the primacy of dialogue and a politically-negotiated settlement in transforming conflicts. We express our deep anguish and concern with the latest escalation of violence in Rakhine State, Burma/Myanmar, and the attacks against unarmed civilians. We condemn […]
Manila, Philippines — A 25-member delegation of ‘bakwits’, or internally displaced peoples (IDPs), with various allied organisations and peace builders under the Mindanao PeaceWeavers (MPW) and All-Out Peace (AOP), flew to Manila to visit Congress to voice out the realities on the ground, particularly their call for safe return to their homes, and for durable […]
The interest in discussing and addressing violent extremism (VE) and its prevention in recent weeks has reached some sort of a crescendo in this country due to the lingering Marawi siege; and in the region due to the debacle of the Rohingyas in Burma/Myanmar. It has become what we call the “flavor of the month”.
The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) is a Philippines-based advocacy institution promoting human security, democratization and people-to-people solidarity.
IID conducts policy advocacy and campaign programs on Burma, Mindanao, Southern Thailand, West Papua, and East Timor.