The contemporary political history of
Southeast Asia as a whole:
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- SE Asia must engage political Islam
- The Straits Times Perspective by Phar
Kim Beng, 8 January 2000. In the West, increasingly since the end
of the Cold War, Islam is seen as a threat capitalist liberal democracy.
But of most Southeast Asian governments, especially Muslim ones in
Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia, is for certain groups' radical
reading of the Islamic scriptures.
- U.S. Wants to Join S.E. Asia Anti-Terror Plan
- By Dan Eaton, Reuters, 16 November 2001. The United States wants
to be involved in anti-terrorism initiatives agreed by Southeast
Asian nations this month at the ASEAN summit in Brunei. ASEAN
leaders agreed to coordinate counter-terrorism exercise scenario.
Army chiefs of the 10-member ASEAN met in Manila on Thursday to
draw up plans against terrorism in the region. The US links
the Philippine separatist group, Abu Sayyaf, with bin Laden.