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

Friedrich Naumann (1860-1919)

In The News :

Rule of Law in Myanmar

Rule of law was the focus of discussions between Mrs Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, former Minister of Justice of Germany and Myanmar’s opposition leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Mrs. Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger led a German delegation consisting of representatives from the German Bar Association, the German Chamber of Industry and Commerce and the German Foundation for International and […]

Strengthening Myanmar´s Parliaments

What role can the Parliament play in approving national budgets? What responsibilities does the government have towards Member of Parliament and what is needed for an efficient fulfillment of parliamentary duties? These questions were addressed during FNF-treasurer Mr Manfred Richter’s recent trip to Myanmar, who shared his profound political experience as former party whip of […]

The Bangsamoro Peace Agreement – a historic breakthrough

The Philippine government has signed a historic peace agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation Country Director Jules Maaten has given us a short interview, providing his analysis:   Q: The peace agreement of the Philippine government with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels is presented as a historic breakthrough. Can the […]

FNF builds a bridge between SMEs in Myanmar and India

Myanmar is currently drafting its Small and Medium Enterprise Law and encouraging the development of SMEs. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom is actively taking part in this process by cooperating with the Central Department of SMEs Development of the Ministry of Industry. As part of FNF support, the Foundation organised an SME Study Tour […]

I Am Free from Corruption Run Spreads to Malaysia

The Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Philippines’ Freedom Run is now replicated in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Spearheaded by Gerakan Wanita, a member party of the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), which is a partner of FNF, the run also has the slogan “I’m free from corruption.” Gerakan representatives participated in the Freedom […]

The Real Missing Part

The Lithuanian Free Market Institute has produced “The Real Missing Part“, a short movie that brilliantly illustrates how much money Lithuanians “miss” due to taxation. The clip is a remake of a video by the European Commission.

Meet & Greet Cambodia

Last year the Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation for Freedom (FNF) celebrated 50 years of International Work. In Phnom Penh, we have celebrated this event in conjunction with our “Meet and Greet” on 17 March 2014 at Meta House. It was the opportunity to say farewell to our outgoing Project Director for Myanmar, Malaysia and Cambodia, Ms. Katrin Bannach […]

Seminar on sustainable urban planning in Pyongyang

For more than 10 years the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) has been actively engaged in capacity building and knowledge sharing with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). In March 2014, 50 North Korean architects, scholars, and officials from the Ministry of City Management took part in a lecture at the Koryo Hotel […]

FNF in Asia