Civil groups get ignored again
Note: This article was originally published in Bangkok Post on 23 June 2019. ERIA’s study on ‘ASEAN Vision 2040’ was mentioned.
The 34th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) under Thailand's chairmanship is to wrap up today in what is known as a retreat. The grouping with 10 member countries made some progress on certain issues that deserve recognition, but there are some issues that are less than satisfactory, especially when it comes to the group giving the cold shoulder to civil society groups. (Read the full article by using the link above).