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Civic Activists: ASEAN Ignoring Peoples' Concerns

Civic organizations in Southeast Asia are expressing increasing concern their voices are being ignored by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), even though the current chair, Malaysia, has vowed to realize a “people-centered ASEAN.” When ASEAN holds its 26th Summit later this month in Kuala Lumpur, the association's civil society conference and peoples' forum will jointly issue a stinging rebuke. They will tell the leaders that recommendations submitted annually...

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