AEC has no sense of belonging to the same community,no shared identity to develop among the members of theassociation.AEC concentrate on economy and investmentbut ignores other issues such as environment,human rights and politic.
ASEAN was founded as a loose organization.and reforming the institution is made moredifficult due to the objections of new members:such as Cambodia , Laos and BurmaASEAN policy: No-interference cause badreputation in the western countries
Weakness and Threats of Thailand for AECstructural barriers prevent lower class people fromenjoying the benefits of the social and economicprogress from AECInvestors, big companies5 %Middle class35%Lower class65%
Thai people still have negative attitudes toward to theneighbour countries such as Laos, Burma and Cambodia,also lack of learning more about ASEAN countries.
Educational impactsAccording from New York Time, say that "low English levelcan hurt countries progress"Thailand produces a “workforce withsome of the world’s weakest English-language skills.”World Competitiveness Report Thailand wasranked 54th out of 56 countries globally forEnglish proficiency, the second-lowest in Asia.