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East Asia summit to start this week in Kuala Lumpur
Regional economic integration and development will be the main issue on the table, but China's competition and market potential loom high on the agenda as well.
14/12/2005 ASEAN MALAYSIA
East Asian leaders agree to hold annual talks
ASEAN leaders want Japan, China and South Korea alongside to create an East Asian economic community. Russian President Putin attends ASEAN-Russia summit. Koizumi of Japan and Wen of China shake hands.
28/07/2006 CHINA JAPAN MALAYSIA
Tensions between Tokyo and Beijing over Yasukuni Temple at ASEAN meeting
Tensions over visits by Japanese leaders to Yasukuni Temple continue. Meeting between Chinese and Japanese foreign ministers in Kuala Lumpur fail to find a solution.
14/11/2017 16:21:00 PHILIPPINES
In Manila ASEAN commits itself to protecting migrant workers
Fair treatment, family rights, and papers are at the heart of the signed agreement. Bishop Ruperto Cruz Santos describes the deal as “caring and helpful”. It is the “centrepiece” of the Philippines’ ASEAN chairmanship. Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand have 6.5 million immigrants, 96 per cent of the total. In 2015, migrants sent US$ 62 billion in remittances to their home countries.
ASEAN to protect human rights but only with consent of violating nation
The 42nd ASEAN foreign ministers summit is underway in Phuket. The regional association has decided to set up a human rights commission. Experts note that the proposal is flawed because to intervene the new organisation will need the unanimous consent of all member states. Economy, trade and the fight against terrorism are also on the table of discussion.
17/01/2017 14:47:00 MALAYSIA
After three years, search for missing MH370 suspended
The Boeing 777 of Malaysia Airlines disappeared on 8 March 2014 with 239 people on board. Relative of missing passenger slams the decision, says “I think there are still something we don't know."
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