Micronational Association of Southeast Asia

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Micronational Association of Southeast Asia
Logo of Micronational Association of Southeast Asia
Logo
Official languagesEnglish, Indonesian, Malay and Tagalog
Membership10 (at peak)
Leaders
• Secretary General
Mart Ian Siapno (last)
Establishment
• Foundation
1 April 2013
• Charter ratified
June 2013
• Collapse
2017


Micronational Association of Southeast Asia, abbreviated as MASA, was a regional intermicronational organisation uniting micronations located in Southeast Asia. The organisation aimed to develop cooperation, promoting micronationalism, and to maintain peace among Southeast Asian micronations.

The organisation was intended to be the micronational counterpart of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), comprising ten countries in the organisation's founding year. Despite the commitment to cover all micronations in the region, MASA was dominated by Indonesian and Philippine micronations until its dissolution.

The decline of the Indonesian sector in 2016 and major changes in the Philippine micronational ecosystem deprived the organisation with its two main community stakeholders. By 2017, MASA was abandoned following the declining interest among members to continue the organisation.

History

The idea to establish the micronational version of ASEAN was first brewed among members of the Association of Indonesian Micronations (AIM) in the Indonesian sector in March 2013, despite the initial proposal was to enlarge AIM coverage instead of founding a new organisation. Following the defeat to the proposal to community opposition, AIM members endorsed efforts to establish a new organisation for Southeast Asian micronations.

On April 2013, the Indonesian micronational community later invited Southeast Asian micronations, with a sizeable number of Philippine micronations, to discuss the possibility to establish a Southeast Asian micronational organisation. Southeast Asian micronationalists were enthused to the proposal, and by June 2013, MASA founding members had ratified the MASA establishment treaty.

Being the two largest micronational community in the organisation, Indonesian and Philippine micronations equally holding the hegemony in MASA. Organisation executives, including secretaries general and deputy secretaries, were supplied only by micronations from the two macronations.

The organisation was abandoned by its members in 2017 following the decline of the Indonesian sector in 2016 and major changes in the Philippine micronational ecosystem. At the year of its collapse, most MASA member states had either dissolved or hibernated.

The vacuum left by MASA in the Southeast Asian micronational community after its collapsed remained until May 2021, when younger micronationalists from the region found the Southeast Asian Micronational Association.

Organisation structure

The organisation structure comprised of the chairman, secretary general, and deputy secretaries, which rights and duties regulated on MASA Charter.

List of secretaries general

List of deputy secretaries

  • Darwin Eugenio of Ariana - July 2014 to November 2014
  • Nabil Ihsan of Indokistan - July 2014 to November 2014
  • Luis Palay of Kaleido - November 2014 to 2016
  • Vacant - 2016 to 2017

List of chairmen

Member states

At its peak, MASA had 10 member states, with founding members Bascal, Indokistan, Kaleido, and Los Bay Petros, received permanent membership and veto power privileges.

Indonesian micronations formed the majority of the organisation's members, with sizeable number of Philippine and Malaysian micronations. No other Southeast Asian macronations supplied a member state to the organisation.