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Asean's principle against 'meddling' in the spotlight

Non-interference principle being put to the test by Cambodian opposition leaders' case

South-east Asian history is littered with stories of individuals who spent years in the political wilderness before being thrust into power.

With winds so changeable, regional countries have been treading gingerly around recent attempts by self-exiled Cambodian politicians to return home.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 13, 2019, with the headline 'Asean's principle against 'meddling' in the spotlight'. Print Edition | Subscribe