Ten ways to sidestep fault lines in Asean

Ten ways to sidestep fault lines in Asean

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong holds the chair of Asean for 2018. Thailand is scheduled to take the chair for 2019. (Photo via Asean.org)
Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong holds the chair of Asean for 2018. Thailand is scheduled to take the chair for 2019. (Photo via Asean.org)

Given the unsettled international environment, great powers' competition and regional dynamism, the current Asean chair, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, urged the regional grouping to "maintain its centrality and relevance" in his recent speech at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

Indeed, to attain these mantras, it will require leadership and clear visions by the chairman and support from his Asean colleagues and their peoples.

Kavi Chongkittavorn is a veteran journalist on regional affairs.

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Kavi Chongkittavorn

A veteran journalist on regional affairs

Kavi Chongkittavorn is a veteran journalist on regional affairs

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