2015 is the D-Day for the creation of an ASEAN Community. However, Talk to the food stall operators operating around the ASEAN Secretariat and chances are they won't know what ASEAN stands for apart from it i.e. Gedung ASEAN being some sort of a diplomatic place.
Natural Disasters e.g. Asian Tsunami & Huricane Nargis
Piracy and other Maritime Issues like Illegal Fishing
and Overlapping Teritorial Claims ( South China Sea & Ambalat )
Overlapping Airspace Control issues
( Johore-Malaysia & Singapore and Singapore & Batam-Indonesia )
Countries with a Comparative Advantage(CA) in Satellite Technology are Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. By virtue of having an Astronaut(Angkasawan) programme...Malaysia, should seize the initiative and further expand the workings of the SCOSA - Sub Committe on Space Technology & Applications!
(Clockwise from Top Right: Fauziah Jalil, Myself, Azrul Shahreen, Muhammad Rum & Zokhri Idris. Not in pict. Zikry Kholil).