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Editorial: Bring Timor Leste in to ASEAN

  • The Jakarta Post

| Mon, March 7 2011 | 11:11 am

PREMIUM There is absolutely no reason why the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should not admit Timor Leste as its newest member, after the nation formally submitted its application to join last week. After all, geography, more than anything else, was the reason why the regional organization brought in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar in the late 1990s to encompass all 10 countries in the...