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ASEAN Civil Society Members Say They're Ignored

The co-chair of the civil society forum of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is voicing a blunt plea to the leaders of the regional organization, saying, “Hey, take us seriously because we are serious about supporting and defending the people of ASEAN.” Jerald Joseph and other top representatives of the ASEAN civil society conference and ASEAN People’s Forum vented their frustration Thursday at a news conference attended by only a handful of the hundreds of reporters...

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