Monthly Archives: December 2017

Asia Loses Democracy Champion: Surin Pitsuwan
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We are deeply saddened to hear of a loss of a democracy champion and ally to the Asia region, Dr. Surin Pitsuwan. Through his diplomatic life, Dr. Pitsuwan was an ally to human rights and democracy in Asia. During his time as Thailand’s deputy foreign minister from 1992 to 1995, thereafter becoming the prime minister from 1997 until 2001. During the East Timor crisis, when the ASEAN chairmanship was under Thailand, Pitsuwan led Southeast Asia in

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