Cambodian Ambassador Recalled

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The fighting within the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) over its relationship with China and the disputed islands in the seas that divide them has struck another sour chord with the Cambodian Ambassador to Manila Hos Sereythonh being sent home.

This came after he accused The Philippines and Vietnam of playing “dirty politics” in their push to establish a united ASEAN stand among its 10 members for dealing with China on the issue. Beijing wants disputes involving the Spratly and Paracel islands dealt with on a bilateral basis.

Read more in The Diplomat.

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