ASEAN summit starts amid cloud of Thai-Cambodia border row


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May 7, 2011



Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) including Thailand and Cambodia met in Indonesia at the beginning of May for a two-day summit with the main purpose to achieve economic integration by 2015.
Indonesia, where the summit was organised, has been trying to reconcile Thailand and Cambodia in the dispute over the ancient Preah Vihear temple (the border conflict between Thai-Cambodia).

 

 

The turbulent border’s fighting has raged since April because both parties claimed that the other has tried to seize ancient temples.


Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, urged member nations to promote peace, stability and security through regional cooperation and integration.


Another important issue had been discussed is Myanmar's bid  to host the summit in 2016 since Human Rights Watch urged ASEAN leaders to reject the proposal of Myanmar because it would be an embarrassment for ASEAN to reward the chairmanship to Myanmar after it just staged sham elections and still have imprisoned 2,000 political prisoners.


The chairmanship will be rotated every year among its members: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. Myanmar once had been forced to skip its turn in 2005 by international pressure.


The last issue from this summit is Indonesian President has concerned about ASEAN food and energy security. He introduced to take concrete measures to address the soaring of food prices and world energy with negative effect to the prosperity of our people especially the people living in poverty.



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