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  1. Imperfect human rights body still a step forward

    Posted Nov 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... in their own countries or the region. During that period, Asean grew into a 10-member body, with the inclusion of Myanmar and Laos in 1997 and Cambodia in 1999. Those new members, in particular ... another. There are those ruled by communist parties, such as Laos and Vietnam; military-ruled Myanmar; Brunei, an absolute monarchy; Muslim-majority states, such as Malaysia and Indonesia; ...

  2. Beijing moves to deepen Asean trade ties

    Posted Oct 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar Gao Hucheng, a vice-minister of commerce, predicted that Asean would soon replace Japan as the mainland's ...

  3. Grouping desperate for unity in regional diversity

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nation (Thailand) and Asia's only Catholic country (the Philippines). It is home to some of the last remaining communist-ruled nations (Vietnam and Laos), an absolute monarchy (Brunei) ... as a bulwark against the spread of communism, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar are now full members. Skim through its latest annual report and you are met by a blizzard of acronyms. ...

  4. Asian leaders reaffirm US$80b reserves fund

    Posted Oct 25th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar and Brunei. The added three are China, Japan and South Korea. South Korea's presidential office said the 13 Asian nations had agreed ...

  5. Boost for network that connects continents

    Posted Dec 06th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Heron

    ... in Beijing and was initially due to be formally launched on Monday at an ASEM workshop on information and communications technology for development in Vientiane, Laos. However, the European ...

  6. Trade winds are blowing against Asean

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by David Fullbrook

    ... of communism, it might have been time to quietly retire Asean. Instead, moves were made in the 1990s- after Brunei joined in 1984- to bring on board Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, without setting ...

  7. US gives Howard the nod to attend Asia summit

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Roger Maynard

    ... forum in Laos. Malaysia' Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi said earlier this year that accession to the treaty was 'absolutely indispensable' for participation in the talks. 'No ...

  8. Making tracks

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... China's growing links with its Asean neighbours are paying big dividends, writes Chow Chung-yan The meandering and rugged border between Laos and China has been secluded and quiet ... connect Singapore to Hong Kong. Buried in thick jungle and dangerous mountain ranges, the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS)- comprising Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, northern Thailand ...

  9. Asean- struggling to find any relevance

    Posted Nov 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As the annual meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations gets under way in Laos, the heightened security measures in Vientiane have received more international attention than any of the treaties and trade agreements under consideration. This is as good an indication as any of the group's struggle for political and economic relevance. As China and India gain ...

  10. Human rights body backed but other decisions delayed

    Posted Jul 31st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of non-interference in members' internal affairs- a principle jealously guarded by the newest and most conservative members including Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Other members fear that the military ...




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