Asean Friendship

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or more known as ASEAN is a regional organization in the South East Asia that promotes intergovernmental cooperation and beneficial for each other between the 10 South East Asian Countries. The ten countries that are the members of ASEAN are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. ASEAN was founded on 8 August 1967 with the ASEAN declaration signed by Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. ASEAN was signed right after the problem that was happened in the South East Asian Countries. The problem that occurred was known as the Indonesia and Malaysia Confrontation from 1963 to 1966.

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Indonesia got a special place in relations outside of Malaysia. When examined in terms of the base outside Malaysia, the relationship between the two countries is very important because apart from neighboring countries, Malaysia and Indonesia have committed equation clear in terms of culture, race and religion.
Indonesia was the first country who are not colonized by the Commonwealth. On April 17, 1959, Malaysia-Indonesia Friendship Treaty was signed. It gives great meaning in the diplomatic history of the two countries. It is because it provides a lot of assistance to these countries, especially in the economic and social fields. In relation to that, Indonesia is characterized as a "big brother" for Malaysia.
After the two countries achieved independence, relations of the two countries are going through a challenging period. The challenge is that the distinction between political ideology practiced by those who later led to the emergence of other problems in the relationship of two parties; Malaysia-Indonesia. In this problem, after the independence of Malaysia, led by Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj. He practiced the ideology political and pro-Western democracy when Indonesia was led by Ir. Soekarno. Ir. Soekarno is an Indonesian Patriot that fought for the independence of Indonesia and having an ideology that similar to
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This is a rebellion against the government of Ir. Soekarno, who claimed to be increasingly influenced by communism. Series rebellion in the islands of Sulawesi, Sumatra and Manado started in 1957 (Hindley, 1964). Malaysia has been indicted by Indonesia as the third party involved in providing assistance to the rebels and the West proxy to topple the government of Ir. Soekarno. Although basically Malaysia provides assurance to non-interference in the internal affairs of Indonesia but its geographical location and the proximity of Indonesia that it has become the main route of the rebels. To overcome this problem the government requires a visa for visitors wishing to enter Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. But this rule is found to have troublesome travelers and merchants who traded with the island led to the regulation can not be implemented
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