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(May 21, 2019) Admit Timor Leste to bloc now or never - Kavi Chongkittavorn

The Asean founding fathers' dream was to have all Southeast Asian countries under one roof. Timor Leste's (East Timor) dream was to join Asean as soon as possible. Both dreams have yet to be fulfilled. The reason is simple enough: Certain Asean members are not ready to have the world's youngest democracy stand among them.

According to the Paris-based Reporters Without Borders, Timor Leste's media freedom in 2019 ranks the highest in Southeast Asia at 84th, ahead of Indonesia at 124th and the Philippines at 134th. In contrast, Myanmar ranks 138th followed by Singapore at 151st. In overall freedom, the latest index released by New York-based Freedom House in early May labelled Timor Leste as the only "free" country in the region, while all 10 Asean member are "partly free" or "not-free".

www.bangkokpost.com/opinion/opinion/1681204/admit-timor-leste-to-bloc-now-or-never


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