Benny Teh Cheng Guan

For Benny Teh Cheng Guan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Aug 23, 2013

TPP challenges await Japan

This month's 19th round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Brunei will test Japan's negotiation skills as a full participant. Japan must build alliances quickly.

Jul 8, 2011

Key to 'East Asian' health

On May 8, 2011, leaders of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued a joint statement to reaffirm their commitment toward the development of a common position on global issues. The statement reflects an endeavor to reshape the traditional principles of the ASEAN ...

Aug 28, 2009

ASEAN rights panel offers scant defense of victims

PENANG, Malaysia — Last month the Term of Reference (TOR) for the establishment of a regional human rights body received the approval of the ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting in Phuket, Thailand. As a result of this decision, the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations ...