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SEASA Culture Show - Runthroughs

Thursday, Mar 23, 8 pm
Eagle's Nest

A culture show is designed to bring an atmosphere of not only new experiences and learning, but also one of energy and fun to successfully bring together the BC community as a whole. We will spread the wide variety of Southeast Asian culture through both traditional dances and modern dances to provide a contrast as to how these cultures have changed over time, simultaneously educating our peers and entertaining them.

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SEASA 2nd General Meeting

Wednesday, Feb 3, 8:30 pm
Higgins 310 Auditorium

SEASA Second General Meeting will provide a space for new and old members to come, play games, learn about us and the Southeast Asian cultures. Not only that, we will also inform them our upcoming events and programs we have to offered for the Spring Semester. 

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SEASA Culture Show - Week 2 Practices

Thursday, Mar 3, 9 pm
Eagle's Nest on Feb 28 thru Mar 3 from 9:00pm-11:45pm and McElroy 237 on Feb 28 & Mar 2 from 10:00pm-11:00pm

A culture show is designed to bring an atmosphere of not only new experiences and learning, but also one of energy and fun to successfully bring together the BC community as a whole. We will spread the wide variety of Southeast Asian culture through both traditional dances and modern dances to provide a contrast as to how these cultures have changed over time, simultaneously educating our peers and entertaining them.

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SEASA Culture Show - Week 1 Practices

Thursday, Feb 25, 9 pm
Eagle's Nest on Feb 21 thru Feb 25 from 9:00pm-11:45pm and McElroy 237 on Feb 22 & Feb 24 from 10:00pm-11:00pm

A culture show is designed to bring an atmosphere of not only new experiences and learning, but also one of energy and fun to successfully bring together the BC community as a whole. We will spread the wide variety of Southeast Asian culture through both traditional dances and modern dances to provide a contrast as to how these cultures have changed over time, simultaneously educating our peers and entertaining them.

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SEASA Culture Show - Final Runthroughs

Friday, Mar 18, 6:30 pm
Gasson 100

A culture show is designed to bring an atmosphere of not only new experiences and learning, but also one of energy and fun to successfully bring together the BC community as a whole. We will spread the wide variety of Southeast Asian culture through both traditional dances and modern dances to provide a contrast as to how these cultures have changed over time, simultaneously educating our peers and entertaining them.

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SEASA Culture Show - Week 3 Practices

Wednesday, Mar 16, 8:30 pm
Eagle's Nest/MacElroy 237

A culture show is designed to bring an atmosphere of not only new experiences and learning, but also one of energy and fun to successfully bring together the BC community as a whole. We will spread the wide variety of Southeast Asian culture through both traditional dances and modern dances to provide a contrast as to how these cultures have changed over time, simultaneously educating our peers and entertaining them.

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Newspaper Comeback Facing Problems in Myanmar

Myanmar authorities have recently granted licenses to 16 daily newspapers in the country but hampered by archaic machinery, a lack of reporters, as well as a general lack of funds, only 4 of these papers could return to the stands. This is still a monumental starting point seeing as that it's been almost 50 years since these paper have been available to newsstands.

Myanmar, while still under firm military control, was ranked among the lowest in Freedom...

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Potential Malaysian Incursion Funder Surrenders

Earlier this week, Datuk Seri Muhammad Ridzwan surrendered to police after being allegedly involved in funding the Sulu Sultanate for the armed incursion that hit the Sabah region in the island of Borneo in Malaysia back in February. This incident left many dead, most being Filipino and was a clear act of terrorism.

Ridzwan, however, denies all allegations that connect him to funding this incident, publicly stating that his funds were transferred for the...

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A Thailand Fire Claims 36 Lives and a Refugee Camp

Earlier this week, a fire that started in Mae Hong Son province swept through a refugee camp in Northwestern Thailand. Many of those affected are refugees from Myanmar who escaped violence there some as early as 1992. While the 36 person death count is tragic, these events also leave over 2,000 homeless.

Many of these people are Karen in descent who have been seeking greater autonomy in Myanmar since independence from Great Britain that lead to one of the...

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Friar Neles Wins South Korea’s Prestigious Tji Hak-soon Justice and Peace Award

Earlier this week, Friar Neles Tebay Kebadabi won the Tji Hak-soon Justice and Peace Award from South Korea. A relatively humble man, he helped lead a stronger form of communication between the Jakarta government and the Papuan Peace Network that he lead.

Using the PPN, he helped end conflict in the Papua region, the easternmost in Indonesia and was recognized by South Korea for his efforts in accepting people of all races and backgrounds in an effort to...

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Myanmar Religious Riots Cause a State of Emergency To Take Effect

Earlier this week, Myanmar President Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in the town of Meiktila that has been torn apart through religious violence. This lock down has closed the area off the journalists until the matters can be resolved.

This violence between Buddhists and Muslim groups in this area had escalated in the recent days to an area ravaged by rioting and violence that have left a reported 20 dead. These acts of religious intolerance...

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Inevitable Change in Vietnam

Fear has long been a prime catalyst for the lack of change or reform to the current Communist power in Vietnam. It is this same revolutionary Communist party that has lead to the ascension of Vietnam as a global power. However, the continual lack of transparency and perceived corruption has lead many to further question and challenge the current rule. With a 60% majority of current Vietnamese under 30, an inevitable lean towards democracy could be in...

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One Of Cambodia's Most Historic Killers Dead

Earlier this week, leng Sary, one of the most prolific leaders behind what lead to the Khmer Rouge died most likely due to high blood pressure and heart complications. This death is particularly significant because Sary was one of the few members of the CPK communist party that has stood trial for crimes against Cambodia and its' people.

The Khmer Rouge was one of the largest genocides in history resulting in the deaths of millions of Cambodians that...

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In A Divided Myanmar, Can Suu Kyi Be The Leader Needed?

Aung San Suu Kyi, known primarily as a symbol of freedom, progress, and democracy among the Burmese will have quite the mountain to climb looking ahead to the possibility of her ascending to Presidency in 2015. She has been seen as a fighter for the rights of the multi-ethnic Myanmar and a seeker of autonomy amongst all the people for whom Myanmar is home. But the population grows in diversity seemingly everyday and with it comes a growing divide amongst the people...

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BN Coalition Popular Media Plans get Gangnam-ed

In Malaysia, a pivotal general election looms closer as the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition looks to seize power away from the Democratic Action Party. The DAP swept through the 2008 elections through its use of popular social media and its greater appeal to the youth and ethnically Chinese Malaysians that inhabit over 40% of the country.

Realizing this trend and knowing that their stranglehold over more traditional forms of media will not secure victory,...

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Laos-Thailand Freight Train Project to Be Completed by 2015

Under current work is a 3.5 km railway that will be able to carry full scale freight trains by what plans are calling a 2015 date. This is in the wake of mutual decisions by both countries to ramp up their bilateral trade by an estimated 8 billion dollars. This project was initially supposed to start in 2011 but delays have kept it from progressing forward.

The railway itself it already has been in place since 1994 extending from Nong Khai to the Mekong...

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Norodom Sihanouk, Former Cambodian Monarch, Cremated

Norodom Sihanouk was cremated in an elaborate ceremony today in capital city Phenom Penh. Millions of Cambodians were estimated to have been in attendance to grieve and honor the charismatic leader thought by many as the father of modern Cambodia. For almost seven decades after his initial crowning in 1941, Sihanouk helped control the political side of Cambodia taking on such roles as monarch, prince, head of state, prime minister, head of the Khmer Rouge government,...

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700 Rohingya Muslims Face Deportation From Thailand

Earlier this week in Southern Thailand, over 700 Burmese Muslims face deportation after illegally entering Bangkok. They were awaiting relocation to Malaysia from the plantation they were staying at with the intention that they would be sold off to work on fishing boats. This plantation was being utilized as a trafficking middle ground for these people to be sold and eight people in total have been detained by officials on counts of having a hand in this trafficking....

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Despite Government Efforts, Indonesian Car Industry Keep Growing

Indonesia has become the fasting growing auto-industry in all of southeast Asia but government fear of an economic bubble caused them to put in place a law that demands a minimum of 30% down payment of car purchases when borrowing from banks. Customers however, went through these restraints and continued vehicle purchase. With this turn of events, many of other car companies from around the world, including American General Motors are trying to wiggle into the...

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Singapore By-Election Taken By The Worker's Party

Earlier this week, the long-standing People's Action Party in Singapore lost in a  single seat by-election in the Punggol East ward where the Worker's Party won with 54% of the votes. This historic overtaking of the the powerful PAP represents much discontent amongst Singaporeans over the way that the PAP have been ruling the country with seemingly more attention paid to banks and large companies then to the people's voices and concerns. The pressing...

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