Speaking up for Asean in the battle of narratives

Whether it is the Viet occupation of Cambodia or the US-China contest, powerful narratives can shape the course of human history.  

The Asean countries are clearly not comfortable with this “democracy versus autocracy” narrative. PHOTO: AFP
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As I am turning 75 this year, I have decided that the time has finally come to write my memoirs.

A word of advice to all: Keep a diary! Writing a memoir has been difficult because I have forgotten many stories from my life, even ones that ought to be unforgettable.

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