JAKARTA, Jan 6 – Ong Keng Yong, former Press Secretary to the Prime Minister of Singapore, has taken over the post of Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations from Rodolfo C. Severino, Jr., a Filipino career diplomat, at the handover ceremony held this morning at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.

For a copy of Mr. Ong’s speech, click here and biographical summary, click here.
For a copy of Mr. Severino’s speech, click here.
For a copy of the speech of Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda, who presided over the event, click here.