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ASEAN's impotence in Myanmar can be traced to Hun Sen

As bloc chair, Cambodia has let the region down by closing its eyes to abuses

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Hun Sen, left, meets with Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyitaw on Jan. 7: The Cambodian leader is useful to the Myanmar regime as a conduit to seek international legitimacy.   © National Television of Cambodia/AP

Sam Rainsy, a former Cambodian finance minister, is a leading member of the country's opposition movement.

The 54 million people of Myanmar need the support of their ASEAN neighbors. With Cambodia as the bloc's chair, they are not getting it.

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