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Opinion

Southeast Asians will regret giving up political rights for affluence

Young people offer best hope of challenging region's Faustian bargain

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Diverse groups of young individuals and communities should be supported in challenging older autocrats.   © Reuters

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations sees itself as a model of diversity, with coexisting cultures, religions and systems of government.

It certainly offers abundant economic opportunity. But the space is narrowing for those who seek political pluralism in Southeast Asia.

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