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From the left : Narciso Ramos (the Philippines),
Adam Malik (Indonesia), Thorat Khoman
(Thailand), Tun Abdul Razak (Malaysia) and S.
Signing the ‘Bangkok Declaration’
These are the five foreign ministers of five countries who
met up for the ASEAN 'Bangkok Declaration'. With the
signing of the declaration, ASEAN was formed.
7 January 1984
28 July 1995
Lao PDR / Myanmar
23 July 1997
30 April 1999
The ASEAN Flag represents a
stable, peaceful, united and
The colours of the Flag - blue, red,
white, and yellow - represent the
main colours of the flags of all the
ASEAN Member States:
* Blue represents peace and
* Red depicts courage and
* White shows purity;
* Yellow symbolises prosperity
The stalks of padi represent the
dream of ASEAN’s Founding
Fathers for an ASEAN comprising
all the countries in Southeast Asia
bound together in friendship and
The circle represents the unity of
To speed up economic growth, social progress,
and cultural development among its members.
Protection of the peace and stability of the
Provide opportunities for the member
countries to discuss differences peacefully.
Promote ASEAN identity.
Preserve Southeast Asia as a Nuclear Weapon-
Free Zone and free of all other weapons of
1. Mutual respect for the independence, sovereignty, equality,
territorial integrity, and national identity of all nations;
2. The right of every State to lead its national existence free
from external interference, subversion or coercion;
3. Non-interference in the internal affairs of one another;
4. Settlement of differences or disputes by peaceful manner;
5. Renunciation of the threat or use of force; and
6. Effective cooperation among themselves.
A Concert of Southeast Asian
A Partnership in Dynamic
A Community Caring Societies.
An Outward-Looking ASEAN
A zone of peace, freedom and neutrality.
Established a peace and stable Southeast Asia
where its nation are at peace with itself and
conflict have been eliminated, through abiding
law of justice and the rule of law.
Territorial and other disputes are resolved by
Envision the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation
functioning as a binding code of conduct for
our governments and people.
Free from nuclear weapons and other weapons
Rich human and natural resources contributing
to our development and shared prosperity.
ASEAN Regional forum to established means
of confidence building and preventive
diplomacy and promoting conflict resolution.
Our mountains, rivers and seas no longer
divide us but link us together in friendship,
cooperation and commerce.
We see ASEAN as an effective force for peace,
justice and moderation in ASIA pacific and the
Enhance ASEAN economic cooperation
through economic strategies.
Sustain ASEAN high economic performance.
Commit ourselves to moving towards closer
cohesion and economic integration.
Create stable, prosperous and highly
competitive ASEAN Economic Region in which
there is a free flow of goods, capital, services
and investment to reduce poverty.
Conscious of its ties of history, aware of its
cultural heritage and bound by a common
Vibrant and open ASEAN societies. Where
people enjoy equitable access to opportunities
for total human development regardless of
gender, religion, language or social and
cultural back ground.
Socially cohesive and caring ASEAN where
hunger, malnutrition, deprivation and poverty
are no longer a basic problems.
Free of elicit drugs, free of their production,
processing, trafficking and use.
Clean and green ASEAN.
Agreed rules of behaviour and cooperative
measures to deal with problems.
Our nations being governed with the consent
and greater participation of the people.
Develop and strengthen ASEAN’s institutions
and mechanisms to enable ASEAN to realize
the vision and respond to the challenges of the
ASEAN Free Trade Area
(trade bloc agreement by ASEAN supporting local
Manufacturing in all ASEAN countries)
The Common Effective Preferential Tariff Scheme
Apply tariff rate of
1. Temporary Exclusions
-refer to products for which tariffs will
ultimately lowered to 0-5%
2. Sensitive Agricultural Products
-include commodities such as rice. ASEAN
members have until 2010 to reduce tariffs
3. General Exceptions
-refer to products which ASEAN member deems
necessary for the national security, public morals, the
protection of human, animal or plant life and health,
and protection of article of artistic, historic, or
Head of State : His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah
Capital : Bandar Seri Begawan
Land area : 5,765 sq. km
Population : 370.1 thousand (2005)
Language(s) : Malay, English
Currency : B$ (Bruneian Dollar).
“The green heart of Borneo”
Background Information :
Head of State : His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni
Head of Government : Prime Minister Hun Sen
Capital : Phnom Penh
Land area : 181,035 sq. km
Population : 13,661.4 thousand
Language : Khmer
Currency : Riel
Head of State : President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Capital : Jakarta
Land area : 1,890,754sq.sm
Population : 219,205.0 thousand
Language : Bahasa Indonesia
Currency : Rupiah
Background Information :
Head of State : President Choummaly Sayasone
Head of Government : Prime Minister Bouasone Bouphavanh
Capital : Vientiane
Land area : 236,800 sq. km
Population : 5,938.8 thousand
Language : Lao
Currency : Kip
Head of Government : The Honourable Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak
Capital : Kuala Lumpur
Land area : 330,257 sq. km
Population : 26,127.7 thousand
Language(s) : Melayu, English, Chinese, Tamil
Currency : Malaysian Ringgit
Head of State : Senior General Than Shwe
Head of Government : Prime Minister General Thein Sein
Capital : Nay Pyi Taw
Land area : 676,577 sq. km
Population : 56,002.6 thousands (2005)
Language : Myanmar
Currency : Myanmar Kyat
Head of State : President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino Jr.
Capital : Manila
Land area : 300,000 sq. km
Population : 85,236.9 thousands
Language(s) : Filipino, English, Spanish
Currency : Peso
Head of State : President S R Nathan
: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong
Capital : Singapore
Land area : 697 sq.km
Population : 4.198 million (2004)
Language(s) : English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil
Currency : Singapore Dollar (S$)
Head of State : His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Head of Government : Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra
Capital : Bangkok
Land area : 513,254 sq. km
Population : 64,763.0 thousands
Language : Thai
Currency : Baht
Head of State : President Nguyen Minh Triet
: Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung
Capital : Ha Noi
Land area : 330,363 sq. km
Population : 83,119.9 thousands
Language : Vietnamese
Currency : Dong
1. All children have the right to what follows, no
matter what their race, colour sex, language,
religion, political or other opinion, or where they
were born or who they were born to.
2. You have the special right to grow up and to
develop physically and spiritually in a healthy
and normal way, free and with dignity.
3. You have a right to a name and to be a member
of a country.
4. You have a right to special care and protection
and to good food, housing and medical
5. You have the right to special care if
handicapped in any way.
6. You have the right to love and understanding,
preferably from parents and family, but from
the government where these cannot help.
7. You have the right to go to school for free, to
play, and to have an equal chance to develop
yourself and to learn to be responsible and
Your parents have special responsibilities for
your education and guidance.
8. You have the right always to be among the first
to get help.
9. You have the right to be protected against cruel
acts or exploitation, e.g. you shall not be
obliged to do work which hinders your
development both physically and mentally.
You should not work before a minimum age
and never when that would hinder your health,
and your moral and physical development.
10. You should be taught peace, understanding,
tolerance and friendship among all people.