Asean needs to emphasise real cooperation and not just make a show of talking about it at meetings, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday, ahead of the opening of the Asean Summit.
Speaking on the way forward for the grouping in an interview with The Straits Times at his hotel suite, the 93-year-old leader said one of the obstacles towards integration is suspicions from less developed countries that opening up could curb their own development.
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