19 Jan '11, 1am

How much would a hotel room and a piece of roti prata cost if tat happens? 2030 World Cup – An ASEAN dream via @AddThis

At the recently-concluded ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Retreat in Lombok, Indonesia, the ASEAN foreign ministers have agreed to study a possible joint bid to host the FIFA World Cup in 2030. ASEAN's Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan cited this as a good way to boost ASEAN’s unity, since football has been the most popular sport in ASEAN. Malaysia, which first mooted the proposal, will be drawing up a detailed proposal for the foreign ministers. It could be the first time that a regional bloc hosts the world's most popular sporting tournament. Singapore Foreign Minister George Yeo too is supportive of the joint bid, which would resonate with young people in ASEAN. The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) welcomes the proposal and agrees that a joint bid by ASEAN would raise the international profile of the region and also unite its citizens. The FAS is of the view that the 20 ...

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