GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines - Businessmen from all over Mindanao are seeking clear cut government policies on five major agenda as the country prepares for economic integration under the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015....
A group of Southeast Asian lawmakers has issued a blistering statement saying the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ human rights commission has failed to bring any discernible improvement to or provide any protection for basic rights since its inception in 2009 and must be radically changed to strengthen its independence....
NAYPYIDAW, Burma (AP) — Concerns over China's aggressive behavior in the South China Sea top the agenda in the first regional summit hosted by Burma, which is hoping to demonstrate the progress it's made since emerging from a half-century of brutal military rule....
There is an opportunity for Indonesia to emerge as the region’s principal, if it chooses so writes Khanh Vu Duc and Duvien Tran for Asia Sentinel. For the first time in the 45-year history of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, at the summit held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a joint statement was not issued. At the...
If no one agrees to the rules, it’s hard to play the game. This is increasingly true in Southeast Asia’s various democratic or semi-democratic states, most acutely now in Thailand, but the dynamic is evident in Malaysia, Cambodia and even Indonesia....
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