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Six ASEAN nations agree to fight Islamic terrorism
Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Brunei launch the ‘Our Eyes’ initiative. The agreement is centred on exchanging information and creating an extremists database. In 2017 terrorists laid siege to Marawi (Philippines) for months. Other nations like the United States, Australia and Japan could join later.
15/01/2007 PHILIPPINES – ASEAN
ASEAN members fear Chinese juggernaut
The economies of ASEAN’s ten member states are experiencing an invasion of Chinese goods and services. Many are concerns that any new free-trade zone will favour India but especially China. Participants agree to greater anti-terrorism cooperation. Today 2nd East Asia Summit opens.
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.
ASEAN eyes European model
Hard to fight morphing terrorism in South-East Asia
Indonesian President acknowledges how difficult it is to tackle terrorists' news tactics, organisation and technologies. Jemaah Islamiah, which operates in the region, is changing its structures: relying on new independent cells, recruiting among young students from "Islamic study groups" and using women as couriers to smuggle explosives and weapons.
10/09/2004 PHILIPPINES - MALAYSIA - BRUNEI
Malaysia and Brunei sending peace monitors to Mindanao
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