‘Cambodian PM’s rogue diplomacy a threat to Asean, Myanmar’

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s official visit to Myanmar, his meeting with the self-declared State Administration Council leader Min Aung Hlaing, and their joint press statement, are a “brazen and dangerous” attempt to seize the initiative away from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (Asean’s) collective approach to the crisis in Myanmar, says a rights body Tuesday.

“It is a brazen attempt by these two coup leaders to hijack Asean for their own authoritarian purposes, undermining the Myanmar peoples’ fight for democracy and human rights,” said Charles Santiago, Chair of Asean Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) and a Malaysian Member of Parliament (MP).

Santiago said the joint statement released by the Cambodian Prime Minister with the leader of the illegal junta, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, is a misguided and dangerous attempt to deceptively portray a breakthrough, when in fact his unilateral actions have dramatically weakened Asean’s collective leverage to solve the Myanmar crisis.

In full: https://globalnation.inquirer.net/201673/cambodian-pms-rogue-diplomacy-a-threat-to-asean-myanmar

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