02 August 2015
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 (Bernama) — ASEAN member countries must not overlook their responsibility with regards to regional security diplomacy while pursuing their own national interests.
A Singapore-based maritime security analyst, Benjamin Ho, said this to Bernama recently.
“While national priorities should not be ignored for regional well-being, neither should they become an overriding obsession, particularly if long-term returns are sacrificed for short-term rewards,” he said.
He said with China and the US increasingly renewing their interest in the ASEAN region, which encompasses 600 million people, there might be a need for the grouping to choose between the two economic superpowers.
IDSS / Online
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