ASEAN is taking concrete steps to create meaningful conversations on ASEAN Identity, in both official and public discourse.
The ASEAN Foundation understands the importance of developing the youth as leaders of tomorrow.
Allow me to begin with an anecdote that I believe sums up my concern in this article: Several years ago, while filming a documentary series about our common Southeast Asian history and identity, I persuaded the TV crew to indulge me in a social experiment of sorts.
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I have always been a bit of a polyglot. Ethnically, my mother is half-Malay and almost half-Pakistani—with a smattering of Chinese from her great-grandmother (who was adopted and raised by their Pakistani family).
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