Asean stands as proof that smaller states, such as Malaysia, are great influencers in the right circumstances. Photo: AP
Yusmadi Yusoff
Opinion

Opinion

Yusmadi Yusoff

Asean gives Malaysia international significance

  • The bloc’s true strength is its inherent unity, and how that unity can make its member states into players on the global stage
  • While Asean centrality has been used by many of its critics to vilify its inaction, it is why smaller states have a say in affairs that affect them

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Asean stands as proof that smaller states, such as Malaysia, are great influencers in the right circumstances. Photo: AP
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