Retired Singapore diplomat Bilahari Kausikan dismisses claims by Cambodia of being agent to foreign power

Former top Singapore diplomat Bilahari Kausikan on Thursday (Oct 29) dismissed claims by a group of Cambodian diplomats that he is acting as an “agent” for a foreign power.

A group claiming to be made up of retired and active Cambodian diplomats had hit back at Mr Kausikan over remarks he made at a webinar last Friday (Oct 23), in which he observed that Cambodia and Laos are “teetering precariously on the edge” of entrusting their agency to an external power or trying to be passively neutral.

In an unsigned open letter published Tuesday on Cambodian pro-government news website Fresh News Asia, whose owner openly declares his support of China, they criticised Mr Kausikan’s “barrage of misleading and flawed claims”, among other things.

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