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ASEAN Charter ushers in historic new era for region

  • Tony Hotland

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, December 16 2008 | 07:23 am

PREMIUM The much-awaited ASEAN Charter entered into force on Monday, propelling the 41-year-old regional bloc into a new era in which new law-empowered bodies will seek to integrate the member countries and uphold democracy.
The signing was officiated in Jakarta during a meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers a month after Thailand became the last member to ratify the charter.