Malaysia says Hun Sen’s Myanmar visit did no good

Cambodian leader should have consulted ASEAN leaders: foreign minister.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s visit to Myanmar should have been avoided, Malaysia’s top diplomat said Thursday, noting that it did no good to ongoing mediation efforts between ASEAN and the military government.

Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said Hun Sen should have consulted other ASEAN leaders before embarking on the visit especially when Cambodia’s position as the current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations would paint the wrong picture that the pact is recognizing the military regime, which ousted the country’s elected government in February last year.

“He could have done the visit as a bilateral visit as a head of state but when you have assumed the chairmanship of ASEAN, it would have been construed wrongly,” he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur.

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