Brief Description

The event wasfurther part of the two day-celebration of SEA Junction’s first anniversary on 24-25 June. SEA Junction in collaboration with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Southeast Asia are holding the series, consisting of seven interrelated events, aims to examine the complexity of intraregional mobility spurred by regionalization efforts and to discuss the policies governing it. In particular, by putting a spot on different kinds of people’s movements, the series highlights the double standards in ASEAN approach. The second event of the series focused on cross-border health care, including medical tourism, a priority business sector for the ASEAN Economic Community. Efforts are underway to facilitate cross-border investments in health facilities among ASEAN countries and to stimulate travel for medical purposes. 

The panel discussion was be moderated by economist and President of the Thai Foundation Mingsan Khaosa-ard and included the following speakers and proposed topics:

  • Jiruth Sriratanaban, Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University: “Medical tourism in Southeast Asia“
  • Chee Khoon Chan, Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya: “Ambiguities in the Malaysian medical tourism industry“
  • Rebecca Farber, PhD candidate, Faculty of Sociology, Boston University: “Gendered cross-border care in Thailand“



Yanin Wongmai