Cambodia rejects ASEAN ministers' plea to issue joint communique

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  1. amoy

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    Cambodia rejects ASEAN ministers' plea to issue joint communique | Kyodo News By Dario Agnote
    PHNOM PENH, July 13, Kyodo

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    Kudos to Cambodia! The abdicated King Sihanouk is currently living in Beijing.
     
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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Kampuchea?

    What is so surprising for a near failed nation?
     
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    Cambodia, basically a story of Auferstanden aus Ruinen

    Most people forget Philippines is a failed state run by over a hundred mafia "families" :shocked:
     
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    True.

    Just like another state called Pakistan.

    But then they have a great backer - The US of A.

    That changes the scene!
     
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    Anybody interested in keeping peace over the SCS should not be happy about this development. Clearly, "Cambodia was bought".
     
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    Better for those concerned to take it out bilaterally, instead of letting ASEAN be hijacked as a big group. Cambodia is entitled to acting on its best interest, and is not alone within ASEAN who's sober enough.
     
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    Bilaterally? In the spratlys alone, 4 ASEAN nations are involved adding China and Taiwan. 'Issues such as freedom of navigation and lawful exploitation of maritime resources often involve a wide region, and approaching them strictly bilaterally could be a recipe for confusion and even confrontation,' . It's not only about China. The aim of the COC was not to settle the dispute. The aim is to to be able to ensure that peace and diplomacy would be mantained in the process of finding a solution. Anyone wishing for peace will be disappointed.You seem very happy about it.

    And you are correct Cambodia acted on its interest and not the interest of ASEAN As a whole.
     
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