Asean should stick to founding principles in Myanmar decision, says senior Cambodian official

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Asean leaders are set to decide on a response about Myanmar at the Nov 11 summit in Phnom Penh. Dr Kung Phoak, Secretary of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Cambodia says Asean should stick to its founding principles.
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PHNOM PENH - Asean members should not deviate from the bloc’s founding principles in their haste to find solutions to Myanmar’s political crisis, said senior Cambodian foreign affairs official Kung Phoak.

“It is important we do not overstretch our interpretations of what we can do and what we cannot do with the Asean charter,” he told The Straits Times in an exclusive interview ahead of the Asean Summit on Friday in Phnom Penh, where leaders will decide on what action to take on Myanmar.

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