Monday, July 30, 2007

ASEAN Charter to Include Human Rights Commission

This is excellent news! The emerging world culture of our present time will not arise in the Middle East (where the US has mired itself) but rather depending on whether substantial harmonization of East and West can occur in the "Pacific Rim."

Read the whole article here.

The nations of "Pacific Rim" should define the dominant center of a forward looking US foreign policy. It is a great relief, and greatly to the credit of
Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo, who fought stiff and dogged opposition to bring about the establishment of a human rights commission. The charter still has to be ratified, so we should pray for this.

Singapre Foreign Minister George Yeo gestures as he assumes the chairmanship of the SEANWFZ (Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapons Free Zone) in Manila, 30 Jul 2007

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