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Myanmar Crisis

Malaysia says Hun Sen's Myanmar visit did no good

Cambodian leader should have consulted ASEAN leaders: foreign minister

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, with Myanmar State Administration Council Chairman Min Aung Hlaing in Naypyitaw on Jan. 7. His visit has provoked an angry backlash among critics, who say he is legitimizing the army's seizure of power. (An Khoun SamAun/National Television of Cambodia via AP)

KUALA LUMPUR -- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen's visit to Myanmar should have been avoided, Malaysia's top diplomat said Thursday, noting that it did no good to ongoing mediation efforts between ASEAN and the military government.

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