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SINGAPORE–The ASEAN Media Forum (AMF) returns for a second edition in Singapore on 4 May 2018, providing an opportunity for nearly 30 media leaders and prominent bloggers from ten ASEAN Member States to dialogue with the region’s thought leaders on various current issues affecting ASEAN.

The forum will open with a speech by Tan Chuan-Jin, Speaker of Singapore Parliament and Chair of ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly who will speak on the role of parliamentarians in ASEAN integration and ASEAN’s consensus-building approach.

In another key segment of the forum, Professor Tommy Koh, Ambassador-at-Large and Chairman of the Centre for International Law at National University of Singapore, will join Ambassador Kishore Mahbubani, former Dean of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, in a panel discussion focusing on ASEAN viz. major powers relations.

The highlight of this year’s forum will be an exclusive conversation with former Foreign Minister of Indonesia Dr. R.M. Marty Natalegawa who will share his insights on regional issues and the relevance of ASEAN in the next 50 years.

“Media has always been an important stakeholder in the ASEAN community building process. The AMF aims at enhancing our partnership with the region’s media leaders, keeping them abreast of the opportunities and challenges that ASEAN faces as we move ahead toward realizing our goals and aspirations, and thereby enabling them to communicate ASEAN’s initiatives, achievements and overall stories objectively to our people,” said AKP Mochtan, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs.

The ASEAN Secretariat and the Deutsche Gessellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) jointly organised the event, in collaboration with S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and with support of Air Asia.

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