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Text of report in English by Thai newspaper The Nation website on 5 March
["Burning Issue" column by Supalak Ganjanakhundee: "ASEAN wrestles with its demons seeking human rights balance"]
If we had not fallen for the government's propaganda over the success of the 14th ASEAN Summit, we would have seen that in reality the group yet faces a lot of work in building up a 'credible' human rights body. The high level panel on the Human Rights Body, led by Thai ambassador Sihasak Phuangketkeow, has a major task in writing a powerful text for the terms of reference (TOR) for the human rights mechanism in accordance with article 14 of the ASEAN charter.