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

Friedrich Naumann (1860-1919)

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Responsibility: The Melody of Freedom

Next week is FREEDOM WEEK! The programme for our week-long celebration of freedom can be downloaded here. But before the official start of the Freedom Week, Fnf Thailand will set the mood by launching the ‘FREEDOM SONGS’ project on coming Saturday, October 11th, under the theme ‘Responsibility: The Melody of Freedom.’ If you happen to […]

Social Change Management Workshop

Change Management is an approach to transitioning individuals, teams and organizations to a desired future state. The term has almost always been associated with a process within an organization. At the International Academy of Leadership (IAF) of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation in Germany, the seminar on Change Management was organized also in the context of […]

Neo-Romantik: A stage play with a twist

FNF Malaysia’s partner, Sisters In Islam (SIS), recently published Neo-Romantik, a stage play which was performed from September 4th-7th in the Damansara Performing Arts Centre in Kuala Lumpur. Neo-Romantik deals with the topic of gender equality in the context of Islamic marriage. The performers played the part of an ordinary couple which struggles to find […]

Freedom in 82 Melodies

82 entries vie for the Freedom Song title. In a span of three months, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom Philippines received music compositions that inspire freedom, good governance, responsibility, and personal hopes and dreams. “Almost every day for three months, someone in the Philippines was writing a Freedom Song,” said Noel Cabangon who heads […]

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 […]

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