Association of Southeast Asian Nations ASEAN is a geo-political organization and economy of the countries in Southeast Asia, which was established in Bangkok, August 8 1967 building on the Bangkok Declaration by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. This organization as a purpose to promote economic growth, social progress and cultural development in the member countries, promoting peace and stability at regional level, as well as increasing opportunities for discussed differences among members in peace.
ASEAN has a bright future if the leaders of the countries who are members of the organization can work hard together to realize the idea of ASEAN as an economic zone. Indonesia is the main promotor that should be able to play an important role in Southeast Asia. Declaration of the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 that has been signed ASEAN government last November in Singapore challenged the youth in Southeast Asia to serve as a leader in this community. Youth who have a leadership spirit is a youth with high responsibility. To create the ASEAN countries without corruption a future leaders of ASEAN must have the courage to live simply, not wallowing in luxury. The paramount important is the future leader of ASEAN must be able to work with a successful, build a life orderly, peaceful, and fair.
Youth who will be the future leaders of ASEAN is not only smart but also quite clever and ingenious. Raising the centrality of ASEAN must be realized so as to create security, stability and peace in the region and the world. Must be able against terrorism, drug trafficking, money laundry, smuggling and trafficking weapon and human beings, pirate, internet crime and internationally economic crime. The future ASEAN Leaders must brave give the voice action immorality committed by officials in several countries. (By: Nikodemus Niko)