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Behind The Headlines 09 Oct 2016 | 12:00 AM

Can Asean step up?

Security in the region continues to be a serious concern for all, not least because of the antics of major powers beyond the control of Asean countries.

Comment 28 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Asean Community in two or three parts

ASEAN is an association of states seeking to become a community of nations. There is no surrender of authority or sovereignty to any Asean supranational body. Asean works by consensus. Every member state in the association has to agree before any agreement can be said to have been concluded.

Comment 22 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

Asean Economic Ministers Must Deliver

AFTER the gathering of Asean foreign ministers earlier this month, including with their counterparts from farther afield, Asean economic ministers (AEMs) assemble in Kuala Lumpur from this weekend to concentrate on the establishment of the Asean Economic Community (AEC).

Mergawati 15 Jun 2016 | 7:51 AM

After Kunming, Asean must be united on South China Sea at Laos meeting

ON Tuesday evening, several journalists including foreign ones, were alerted by a Wisma Putra official of a statement by the Asean foreign ministers after a meeting with their Chinese colleague Wang Yi.

Asean@50 13 Aug 2017 | 12:00 AM

Asean@50: Build on the dreams of the founding fathers

As Asean celebrates its Golden Jubilee, it is opportune for us to take a step back and ask our people what they want of the regional bloc in the next 50 years before striving forward together as one community.

Nation 28 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Najib: Make this era an ‘Asean Century’

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has asked for the cooperation of Asean members to make this era an “Asean Century”.

Economy 12 Jul 2017 | 12:00 AM

Call for Asean to become more dynamic and realistic

PETALING JAYA: Asean Business Advisory Council (Asean-Bac) Malaysia has called upon Asean to become more dynamic and realistic in the ever-changing global environment.

Nation 21 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Najib calls on Asean to build thriving community of nations

KUALA LUMPUR: Asean has been urged to implement doable measures to spur integration under the Asean Community which will be launched tomorrow.

Nation 20 Nov 2015 | 12:00 AM

Asean Summit: AEC off to a good start

KUALA LUMPUR: By the time the Asean Economic Community (AEC) becomes a reality at the end of next month, the 48-year-old regional body will have established itself as a global economic heavyweight.

Nation 28 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM

Asean must work together to strengthen unity, says PM

KUALA LUMPUR: Asean, which will reach a historic milestone with the creation of a single community at the end of this year, must immediately get down to work on a roadmap to chart its future direction.