The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising ten Southeast Asian countries which promotes Pan-Asianism and intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational and socio-cultural integration amongst its members and other Asian countries. Since its formation on 8 August 1967 by Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, the organization’s membership has expanded to include Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. Its principal aims include accelerating economic growth, social progress, and sociocultural evolution among its members, alongside the protection of regional stability and the provision of a mechanism for member countries to resolve differences peacefully.

This year 2022 is a remarkable year for AMCA because it celebrates its 9th year conference. Through these years, AMCA has been conducted some conferences such as; the first conference was in Indonesia, the second was in Thailand, the third in Malaysia, the fourth in Cambodia, the fifth was in the Philippine, the sixth was in Brunei Darussalam, the seventh was online in Vietnam, and the eighth was also online in Uzbekistan. The 9th conference will be held in Thailand. This 9th conference aims to provide a venue for objective and informed discourse on contemporary challenges and opportunities impacting communities in the ASEAN. It encourages critical appraisal and viable recommendations towards the resolution of issues, not to mention proposals for new frameworks or infrastructures that aim for holistic community development.

The 2-day conference will be graced and keynoted by the professors and doctors with different specialization from international experts. One of the keynote speakers is from Dhurakij Pundit University (DPU), Thailand. For parallel speakers include academe, researchers, community development practitioners, from the ASEAN countries who will speak about the related theme.

History of AMCA

Association of Muslim Community in ASEAN (AMCA) is a forum which is created for closer relationship among the Muslim community in ASEAN region. This forum is the elaboration and implementation of the government’s plans in ASEAN countries to embody the ASEAN as a community started in 2015 and as the motto, One Vision, One Identity, and One Community.”

AMCA was founded based on the following reasons:

  • Solidarity and Cooperation– Mindful of the existence of mutual interests and common problems among the Muslim community in ASEAN of the need to strengthen further the existing bonds of regional solidarity and cooperation

  • Equality and Partnership  – Desiring to establish a firm foundation for common action to promote regional cooperation of the Muslim community in ASEAN in the spirit of equality and partnership and thereby to contribute toward peace, progress and prosperity in the region.

  • History and Culture – Conscious that in an increasingly independent world, the cherished ideals of peace, freedom, social justice and economic well-being is best attained by fostering good understanding, good neighborliness and meaningful cooperation among the Muslim community of the region already bound by history and culture.

Considering that the Muslim community in ASEAN is a large community, sharing primary responsibility on strengthening cooperation in all aspect of life to ensure peaceful and progressive regional development.


  1. Strengthen mutual understanding, relationship and cooperation among the Muslim community in ASEAN.
  2. Strengthen the foundation for the prosperous and peaceful the Muslim community in ASEAN.
  3. Ensure the social program and culture development.
  4. Promote active collaboration and mutual assistance on matter of common interest.
  5. Establish and maintain close and beneficial cooperation with existing international and regional organizations with similar aims and purposes.

As a socio-religious organization in ASEAN region, AMCA supports for the developing of ASEAN community, which was announced by the Head of ASEAN member countries in 2015, and encouraged the closer relationship among the Muslim community in ASEAN region. Therefore, AMCA is open to accept members and participations of Muslim communities in Southeast Asia to jointly build a Muslim community in the ASEAN region.

AMCA has programs for the Muslim community development in ASEAN region. AMCA programs are:

  1. Developing Education for Muslim Community.
  2. Improving the Culture and Dialogue among the Muslim Community.

Conducting   Seminars/Conferences   and   Research related   to   Developing   of   Muslim Community in ASEAN Region.