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Farewell Surin Pitsuwan, a visionary leader of ASEAN

  • Dewi Fortuna Anwar
    Dewi Fortuna Anwar

    Research professor at the Center for Political Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2P-LIPI)

Jakarta | Tue, December 5, 2017 | 10:24 am
Farewell Surin Pitsuwan, a visionary leader of ASEAN Surin Pitsuwan (The Nation/ANN/File)

PREMIUM When I first heard the news of Surin Pitsuwan’s death on Thursday, Nov. 30 from a friend, my first reaction was disbelief. After reading the link to the news in the Bangkok Post I was shocked and unbearably saddened. I regard Khun Surin, as he was known, as a mentor and a good friend, whose compassion and vision for a more humane global and regional order I have always admired and aspired to...

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