Minority Leader with US Director for Asia at the National Security Council
february 4, 2016
President Obama will host the ASEAN SUMMIT in Sunnylands from 15-16. February, 2016.
All 10 ASEAN leaders have confirmed their participation.
State Department will hold a pre-Sunnylands meeting in DC with ASEAN civil society leaders from 10-12February. This is the result of much lobby from many groups such as Human Rights Watch
and Washington Post
The deteriorating human rights situation in Cambodia needs to be addressed. Sunnylands should be the moment for president Obama to play the decisive role and deliver the same message to prime minister Hun Sen as Sec. John Kerry and put it clear that there would be NO Trade without human rights, free and fair elections and release and dropping all charges against opposition.