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Cambodia Forced to Put Off ASEAN Meeting as Foreign Ministers Pull Out

Cambodia has gotten off to a rough start as the current holder of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation’s rotating chair, having been forced to postpone “indefinitely” a regional foreign ministerial meeting it had planned to host next week.

China Backs Cambodia’s Much Criticized Diplomatic Bid in Myanmar

aid China supports the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ efforts to resolve issues related to its neighboring country in accordance with the “ASEAN way,” and to successfully implement the bloc’s Five-Point Consensus.

Cambodian Leader Draws People’s Fury as He Arrives in Junta-Ruled Myanmar

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen turned out to be an unwelcome visitor to Myanmar as he began his two-day trip to the country on Friday, his arrival strenuously denounced by the people of the Southeast Asia nation for his engagement with the Myanmar regime, which has killed more than 1,300 people since seizing power last year.

Concerns Over Hun Sen’s Aims Ahead of ASEAN Chair’s Visit

Later this week, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will fly into Myanmar, which has been riddled with violence since a military coup last year.

‘Don’t Bother Me’ Hun Sen Tells Critics of Plan to Meet Myanmar Junta Leader

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen slammed critics of his planned meeting with the Myanmar military junta’s leader with the retort “Don’t bother me,” insisting that his visit to the military-ruled coutnry was aimed helping to repair the image of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen to Visit Myanmar Next Month

Hun Sen’s visit raises questions over whether ASEAN’s unified stand on Myanmar will last, now that Cambodia has taken over the chairmanship of the 10-member regional bloc.

Cambodia, ASEAN and Myanmar

Has Cambodia’s autocratic ruler Hun Sen suddenly become an advocate for democratic rules and accountability?

After Fleeing Abuse, Trafficked ‘Brides’ Stuck in China Due to Coronavirus

Coronavirus travel restrictions have forced anti-trafficking groups to suspend rescue operations of Vietnamese and Cambodian “brides” from China, with some now in hiding after escaping the homes of men holding them against their will.