"When the decent people stay out of politics, they shouldn't be surprised when politics become indecent."

Friedrich Naumann (1860-1919)

In The News :

FNF Southeast Asia welcomes new Regional Director

On August 25th Mr Siegfried Herzog assumed his new position as Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation Regional Director for Southeast and East Asia. Mr Herzog returns to a region he became well acquainted with during his stint as Head of the Foundations’s Asia Desk from 2002 until 2006, and as Project Director for the Philippines 2006 until 2010. Before […]

FNF signs MoU with Myanmar’s Ministry of Industry

On August 9th the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom (FNF) and the Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection (DISI) of the Ministry of Industry of Myanmar signed a Memorandum of Understanding which establishes a multi-year partnership to improve the SME sector in Myanmar. After a keynote speech by H.E. U Maung Myint, Minister of Industry, the MoU […]


The 16th Annual Economic Freedom Network Asia (EFN Asia) Conference ‘Liberalism: Promoting Growth, Reducing Inequality’ hosted by the Lion Rock Institute and the EFN Asia will take place on November 6th-7th, 2014 at the Harbour Grand Hong Kong Hotel More information to follow soon. To stay updated, add EFN Asia on Facebook or contact Mr […]

FNF meets Mr Hans van Baalen, Member of European Parliament

Hans van Baalen, Member of the European Parliament and former president of Liberal International, visited the FNF Regional Office in Bangkok last week. Mr. van Baalen, a political expert of international relations and security, used the visit to discuss recent developments in Thailand and the region. The meeting was concluded by the presentation of an […]

Freedom Barometer Quarterly Review Hong Kong – Q2 2014

Together with the Lion Rock Institute we invite you to have a look at Hong Kong during the second quarter of 2014: From the last quarter of 2013 when there were rumblings on the horizon, it feels like all-out political war is underway. Legislators regularly filibuster government proposals and the arrival of the summer recess […]

People’s Justice Party of Malaysia Delegation Observes Indonesian Presidential Election 2014

Indonesia has voted! The 3rd direct Indonesian Presidential Election was held last week, with an expectation of a high voter turnout. The fate of more than 250 million people will either be in the hands of a former military general or a former furniture businessman. During this historical moment, a delegation from the People’s Justice […]

Upcoming: Shanghai Austrian Economics Summit

The Shanghai Austrian Economics Summit will take place July 18th-20th and provide a venue for economists and followers of Austrian Economics from all over the world. More information about the event and the impressive line-up of speakers can be found here: http://tftevents.com/saes2014/english/

Next Stop Strasbourg

SIM Democracy, our interactive board game for democracy education, has been selected as one of the 20 labs to be presented in November this year at the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg. Time to revisit the game’s success story in Asia. The game was initially invented to provide an interactive tool for Thai young […]

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