Buddhist Contribution to Building a Collective Sentiment of Unity among the ASEAN Community
This paper is about the challenges to ethnic-identity, a main concern amongst the people in the ASEAN socio-cultural community. Culturally, there are many disagreements amongst the people, owing to the ancient antagonisms in the region, despite this new call for unity within the ASEAN Economic Community. (AEC). The author urges building up a dual approach towards creating the necessary unity within ASEAN: stressing equality and tolerance leading towards the common good.