What is the origin of the ASEAN?
History. ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok by the five original member countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam joined on 8 January 1984, Vietnam on 28 July 1995, Laos and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999.
What was the original purpose of ASEAN?
The original purpose of the group was to calm tensions between its members and to contain the spread of communism in the region. However, ASEAN’s priorities shifted. In the 1990s, the association incorporated the communist states of Vietnam (1995) and Laos (1997) as well as quasi-communist Cambodia (1999).
What is the old name of ASEAN?
ASEAN was established August 8, 1967, by member countries Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore. The precursor of ASEAN was the Association of South East Asia, which consisted of the Philippines, Thailand, and the Federation of Malaya.
What does the ASEAN logo represent?
The ASEAN Emblem represents a stable, peaceful, united and dynamic ASEAN. The colours of the Emblem — blue, red, white and yellow — represent the main colours of the crests of all the ASEAN Member States. The blue represents peace and stability. Red depicts courage and dynamism.
Which country is not a member of ASEAN?
Notes: Mauritius is not a member ASEAN.