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APLN member Kasit Piromya was quoted in The China Project, where he commented commented that Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been using ASEAN for his own benefit, has to be reprimanded. Read the original article here.
“Hun Sen has to be reprimanded and put in place,” said Kasit Piromya, a prominent retired ambassador and former foreign minister of Thailand. “All along he has been using ASEAN for his own benefit. He has never been a team player. He does not understand that there is a responsibility to the whole.”
“Leadership and courage have been lacking among the ASEAN leaders. Someone has to emerge, otherwise, ASEAN will keep on sinking and becoming more irrelevant,” the veteran diplomat told The China Project.
Ex-Thai foreign minister Kasit hopes that the new Thailand government can reset its foreign policy direction and play a leading role in ASEAN.
The Myanmar crisis, Mekong Basin management, Thai-U.S. relations, and increasing Chinese influence in Thai society and unfair trade practices should be among the top priorities of the new foreign minister, Kasit said.
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