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13 Oct 2017
Par miracle, les Philippines jouent l’apaisement, en renonçant à faire figurer dans le texte du communiqué commun, la référence aux décisions de la Cour de La Haye. Du coup la situation est débloquée !
24 Jul 2016
Partenariat US-ASEAN vu par les Etats-Unis
Along with the United States, the other partnership members are Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam
04 Feb 2016
Le processus d’Intégration Economique de l’ASEAN démarre aujourd’hui
#cambodge : Compétition au sein de l’ #ASEAN à partir de 2016 : Les atouts pour le #Cambodge et sa Jeunesse ?
31 Dec 2015
JAKARTA, 30 November 2015 – The Cambodian government must immediately reinstate Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Sam Rainsy and Vice President Kem Sokha to their positions in the National Assembly, drop all charges against Rainsy, and take measures to ensure the security and freedom of opposition MPs and activists, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today.
“The situation is extremely concerning to parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia,” said APHR Chairperson and Malaysian MP Charles Santiago.
“The international community, including ASEAN, must make clear that these actions are unacceptable—for the sake of Cambodia and the wider region. If collective pressure does not mount against the Cambodian government, other regional leaders will feel empowered to act in a similarly hostile and arbitrary manner toward their critics.”
“It is imperative that ASEAN and the wider international community take clear action in opposition to these attacks and intimidation. They should also support efforts to ensure that free and fair elections are able to proceed in Cambodia as scheduled in 2018,” said CNRP parliamentarian Mu Sochua, who is also a member of APHR.
“The future of Cambodian democracy is at stake. The ruling authorities must understand that the rest of the world stands firmly on the side of free expression in Cambodia and supports the right of all candidates to stand for election.”
30 Nov 2015
ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) : Some data
To be realized by the end of 2015
- A Free Trade, single market
- More freedom of movement of goods, services, investments, capital, and skilled labor
- 633 million consumers
- GDP of $2.3 trillion
- 5.6 percent growth rate in 2014
- Integrate Asean into the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (including China and India).
Un article à lire pour comprendre les enjeux du Marché Commun de l’ASEAN (AEC) pour le Cambodge
A must read article if you want to understand AEC
What Cambodia is going to do is to make sure that it has more transparency. It needs to have financial regulation. It has got to cut down on corruption, cut down on protectionism, monopoly and cronies. All of that has to be done. It will be very difficult, which is why, as I said before, non-tariff barriers are where the reform has to be done, and there are not enough political will to accomplish this yet…If you don’t do it, the business and investment will go to other countries.
Leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Sunday signed a declaration establishing a formal economic, political, security and socio-cultural community.
Compared to the European Union, the AEC is culturally and politically more diverse with various systems of government including communism (Laos and Vietnam), a military junta (Thailand), authoritarian (Cambodia), quasi-civilian (Myanmar) and a monarchy (Brunei).
In a number of the ASEAN states corruption is considered endemic, a problem seen as hampering the economic integration process.
“As ASEAN moves towards regional economic integration, unequal and unsustainable economic growth will result in worsening poverty, inequalities of wealth, resources, power and opportunities between countries, between the rich and the poor and between men and women,” warned the ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN Peoples’ Forum in a joint statement.
Hun Sen’s desire to improve Cambodia’s image abroad ?
21 Nov 2015
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