Khoo Ying Hooi Reflects on Human Rights and Peace in Timor Leste

“Arts is one of the most inclusive means of communication in this small country of approximately 1.3 million people. Arte Moris, a free art school located in Dili, must be credited as the turning point on how I learnt politics, #HumanRights and peace through the appreciation of a bottom-up approach. In a country where the search for a state identity continues, and where nationalism has been largely constructed on traditional local cultures with the challenge to distance itself from the influence of former colonial powers and globalization, the role of arts cannot be dismissed or ignored.”

READ Khoo Ying Hooi’s Reflecting Human Rights and Peace in Timor Leste as an ‘Outsider’ here.