Q. With reference to Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) consider the following statements:
1.Brunei is one of the member nations of ASEAN.
2.Its secretariat is located in Manila, Philippines.
3.One of its objectives is to promote Southeast Asian studies.
Which of the statements given above are correct?

[A] 1 and 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia are the members of ASEAN.

Statement 2: The statement is incorrect. Its secretariat is located in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Statement 3: One of its objectives is to promote Southeast Asian studies.

Source: The Hindu

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