"I believe that these beautiful sounding phrases--'the Asean way', 'people-to-people connectivity'--are often used in response to criticisms of democratic deficit or human rights violations here in Asean."
The BBC Global Questions at the World Economic Forum on ASEAN had me pose the first question to start the program and gave me the last words to close the hour-long program. Will air this Saturday and Sunday.
- Theary C. Seng
Broadcast on BBC World News
Saturday 20 May at 04.10, 17.10 and 22.10 & Sunday 21 May at 05.10 and 10.10 GMT
And BBC World Service
Saturday 20 May at 19.00 GMT & Sunday 21 May at 11.00 GMT