For those readers seeking some diversity from my own opinions, over the next few weeks I anticipate some posts from a guest blogger.
Nadia, the pseudonym for a Muslim student studying International Relations at a leading university, will offer some insights from her imminent Southeast Asian travels. Here are her introductory thoughts.
“I will soon be in my favourite Southeast Asian country, Thailand.
On this trip I plan to visit Thailand not just to enjoy its crowded markets and delicious food, but rather to seek answers for complicated questions.
Over a month I will be meeting government officials, NGOs and engaging with the community to discuss issues such as public administration, workers rights and ethnic minorities. I am looking forward to hearing the direct testimony of the people we are going to meet, and see how they view these issues.
Different sensitivities may restrict me from sharing every story, however I will do my best to bring you with me as as much as I can”.
I look forward to her contributions over the coming days.