Saturday, March 13, 2010

ASEAN Founding Fathers

These are the five foreign ministers of five countries who met up for the ASEAN 'Bangkok Declaration'. With the signing of the declaration, ASEAN was formed.

Adam Malik of Indonesia - He was the third Vice-President of Indonesia

Narciso Ramos of Philippines - He was a lawyer, a journalist and rose to the position of Secretary of Foreign Affairs. He is the father of Fidel Ramos, the 12th President of the Philippines. (* picture unavailable)

Tun Abdul Razak of Malaysia - He was the second Prime Minister of Malaysia (1970-1976) He is the father of the current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Mohd. Najib

S.Rajaratnam of Singapore - He was the Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore (1915-2006)

Thanat Khoman of Thailand