Google

ASEANAFFAIRS
Sign up | Log in

    ASEAN PROFILES

  ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS

Home  >>  Daily News  >>  ASEAN ANALYSIS

ASEAN ANALYSIS

Asean Affairs  4 May 2011

Issues facing Asean


By  David Swartzemtruber

 
AseanAffairs     4 May 2011

Related Stories

May 3,2011
Asean election season begins in Singapore

May 2,2011
The post Bin-Laden era in Asia

May 1,2011
WEEKLY SUMMARY

April 29,2011
Guangxi to become Asean gateway

April 28,2011
Nuclear fears stall Thai nuclear development

April 27,2011
More than termites eat up cash in Asia


Asean leaders meet for the first time in 2011 this week in Jakarta and there are a number of issues on their agenda:

1. The Thai-Cambodia border conflict

2. The status of the 2014 chairmanship

3. The acceptance of Timor Leste as a member

4. Not to be forgotten is the arrival of the Asean Economic Community in 2015

Indonesia is the chairman this year as it swapped places with Brunei to take center stage as Asean’s largest economy and an emerging regional power.

Successful resolution of the Thai-Cambodia conflict looms as essential this year as Cambodia is slated to be next year’s Asean chairman and if the dispute is not resolved, it could place Cambodia in an untenable position as chairman.

Myanmar has requested to become the 2014 chairman as a imprimatur for its acceptance onto the world stage. Asean has said it will send a team of senior officials to assess Myanmar’s readiness. The 2014 chairmanship is not viewed as automatic by some Asean member states and they feel that unless Myanmar adheres to the Asean Charter, it should not be allowed to become chairman.

Timor Leste stated in March that it wanted to join Asean now as opposed to the announced date of 2015. Cambodia and Thailand support the advanced joining date, while Singapore opposes it.

Singapore feels that because of Timor Leste’s poverty and lack of English language capabilities it could delay the start-up of the Asean Economic Community.

This week’s meetings may well be an indication of the growing maturity (or lack thereof) of Asean’s member states.

By
Paul A. Ebeling, Jnr

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
  Online Ad Rates
Contact: marketing@aseanaffairs.com

Comment on this Article. Send them to  your.views@aseanaffairs.com

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
 
or
submit your comment in the box below
Name

Name


Email

Email



1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code



 
Today's  Stories    4  May 2011 Subsribe Now !
 • Reducing corruption key to Asia's growth Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Indonesia urged to stop fuel subsidies Asean Affairs Premium
• Indonesia to introduce Shariah equities index
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry

 
• Prudential launches Indonesia equity fund       
• Philippines open-skies policy issued

• Thai cabinet spends before elections

• Thai TOT revamping 3G structure

• Ho Chi Minh City rises p

Asean Analysis    May 2011

Advertise Your Brand
• Issues facing Asean Sponsor Our Events

Asean Stock Watch    May 2011

 
• Asean Stock Watch-May 4 p

Global News Impacting Asia    17 November 2010

p

• Bank of America sees Asian inflation

p

• Lloyd’s increases insurance push in Malaysia

p

• Wells Fargo analyst on euro

p

• Obama’s visit to Asia

p

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent

• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore
• Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline
• Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan

ASEAN  ANALYSIS

This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More

 

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand
asean@aseanaffairs.com