The march toward an integrated region was the major agenda item at the 22nd ASEAN Summit in Bandar Seri Begawan.  And the latest edition of “ASEAN Today” captures that issue and other highlights of the leaders’ gathering.

Sarah Kamit of the Brunei Times and Dalton Tanonaka of Indonesia’s Metro TV report this edition’s stories on the people and places of the dynamic Southeast Asia region.  Also included in this month’s program are the high-rolling hopes of a new casino in the Philippines, a new girl group in Indonesia that’s versioned after Japan’s AKB48, and golfing near the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.  Durudee Sirichanya, Head of Public Outreach and Civil Society Division of the ASEAN Secretariat, has the regular feedback segment.

This is the 18th episode in the informative and entertaining series, and can be viewed on YouTube as well as through ASEAN broadcasters including Singapore’s Channel NewsAsia and Indonesia’s Metro TV.

“ASEAN Today” is a joint production of the ASEAN Secretariat and Metro TV.  Some material is provided by broadcasters in member countries.  Check local listings for broadcast times.  For more information, contact Tanonaka at dalton@metrotvnews.com.