ASEAN Common Time
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Some regional businesses have already begun adopting the phrase "ASEAN Common Time", also using the abbreviation ACT, in their press releases, communications, and legal documents.
The four different time zones currently used by ASEAN countries are UTC+06:30 (Myanmar); UTC+07:00 (Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, and western Indonesia); UTC+08:00 (Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, and central Indonesia); and UTC+09:00 (eastern Indonesia).
The proposal would institute UTC+08:00 ASEAN Central Time, putting Myanmar at UTC+07:00, and leaving less populous eastern Indonesia at UTC+09:00. This would result in the vast majority of the region's people and territory lining up at UTC+08:00—in sync with China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, and Western Australia. The eastern islands of Indonesia would remain at UTC+09:00—in sync with South Korea, Japan, Palau, and East Timor.
"The idea has since been under discussion by ASEAN, with Singapore supporting it strongly." 
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- "Joint Communique of The 29th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) Jakarta, 1996-07-20/21". Archived from the original on 8 January 2006.
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (7 August 2004). "Towards an ASEAN Community". Archived from the original (speech) on 1 June 2013.
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- https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=437&dat=19961201&id=3hYuAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zjADAAAAIBAJ&pg=2560,68698[permanent dead link]