Voices of concern at ASEAN over Hun Sen’s Myanmar visit

Malaysian foreign minister says that as current chair of ASEAN, Hun Sen should have consulted other member states.

Malaysia’s foreign minister has said that some Southeast Asian countries had reservations about last week’s visit to Myanmar by Cambodia’s leader, with concerns the trip could be seen as regional recognition of military rule amid continuing opposition to the coup.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, the new chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met military ruler Min Aung Hlaing last week in the first visit by a head of government to Myanmar since last February’s coup.

Speaking to reporters late on Thursday, Saifuddin Abdullah said there were different opinions within ASEAN about Hun Sen’s visit, with some of its 10 members concerned the trip could be seen as legitimising the coup-makers.

In full: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/1/14/concern-in-asean-over-cambodia-pms-myanmar-visit-malaysia-minister-says

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